Cheeky gift awaits Sisulu: Maynier

2012-11-28 15:24

Cape Town - Democratic Alliance defence spokesperson David Maynier wants to regift the cheap calculator he received from Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for Christmas.

"I'm thinking of giving it to the defence minister, because she seems to have lost count of the number of flights on Gulfstream jets," Maynier said on Wednesday.

He was sent a mini-calculator for Christmas by Sisulu, who has denied that while defence minister she took 203 flights on the luxury jets. With the gift was a note which explained that it was meant to "assist you to count better".

In a particularly heated exchange with Maynier in the National Assembly this month, Sisulu said the true figure was 35, before telling the opposition MP to "keep his flea-infested body at peace and sit down".

It came after current Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula indicated in reply to a parliamentary question that Sisulu travelled in a luxury Gulfstream jet more than 200 times between Pretoria and Cape Town, at the cost of R200 000 a trip.

The defence ministry later withdrew the reply.

Maynier, who insists Sisulu wasted millions in public funds on chartered flights, quipped that the gift was not up to her usual standards.

"Unusually for the minister it says 'value pack'," he said pointing to the cover of the calculator.

Maynier said he was now counting the days before Christmas and the ways in which he could repay Sisulu's largesse.

Top of the list was a budget flight on Kulula to "allow her to get back in touch with ordinary people", he said.

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-11-28 15:28

    Why fall to her level?

      thefith.element.3 - 2012-11-28 15:45

      Ag Fanie....because it is hilarious you twat! Its called tongue in cheek. Madam Sisulu is as thick as a garden chair anyway.........she wont get the joke.

      p.borchard - 2012-11-28 15:52

      She really have no shame - she is so narcissistic it is unreal

      elgh.elgh - 2012-11-28 16:22

      You could probably feed a nation with all the insects and stuff that will come out of that hair piece of hers.

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-11-28 16:37

      Who paid for the Gift - Bet the Taxpayer fitted the bill again !!

      Shaun - 2012-11-28 16:45

      how pathetic from both of them,they should both be politically ruined

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-11-28 17:09

      Geev her, anada wiig... for Kreesmiss.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-28 15:35

    Lol, i love this cat fight.

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-11-28 15:51

      Buy her a cheaper wig. Oh wait, there aren't any cheaper than the mess on her head right now.

  • webstorm.isp.5 - 2012-11-28 15:36

    Glad they find it funny that they spend millions of our tax money, probally paid for the cheap calculator using tax money as well...

      gerhard.muller.988 - 2012-11-28 15:48

      What does worry me is that it probably looks like a cheap calculator but if it was paid for by taxpayers, Sisulu would have first issued a tender for the calculator. The tender would have been awarded to a BBBEE consortium, which would have her family members on the board. The calculator would have been bought at 2400% more than an equivalent calculator would sell for at Shoprite but they would have been chosen as the preferred supplier as the BBBEE company would comply with Government procurement policies.

  • bryan.culross - 2012-11-28 15:39

    Looks like she has got flees in her hair ... maybe they attracted to all the hairspray!

      wim.kotze.9 - 2012-11-28 20:52

      Its the genes she inherited from her English grandfather.

  • linda.duits - 2012-11-28 15:42

    Why stoop to her level? Remember karma is a b!tch!

  • chris.summers.3954 - 2012-11-28 15:42

    Maynier trolling Sisulu, I love it! Can't wait for Sisulu's raging thats sure to ensue...

  • Erna - 2012-11-28 15:43

    Obviously sisulu is only cheap when it comes to giving presents to others. Nothing cheap for sisulu herself!

  • Gareth L Pieterse - 2012-11-28 15:46

    The only soap-opera worth watching!!

  • reine.marais - 2012-11-28 15:53

    At the risk of seeming phenomenally unworldly, could someone please explain how one trip between Pretoria and Cape Town gets to cost R200 000? Or maybe it's just the inflation is worse than I thought it was, seeing as I haven't been that way in the last year or so.

      gerhard.muller.988 - 2012-11-28 16:04

      That is exactly the problem, she uses her very own private jet because she is too special to fly on a normal passenger jet.

      gaby.hide.3 - 2012-11-28 21:59

      Helen Zille flies Kulula economy class.

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-11-28 15:54


  • avanwyk2 - 2012-11-28 15:56

    These people must come back to earth. They r all so egoistic. Just remember your power is manmade and you will not have it forever. So stop being so childish and start working for your corrupt money. Idiots!!!

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-11-28 15:56

    This crowd only know how to receive, so better check that there is a guarantee, because a gift from this source sounds to good to be true.

  • gawie.gatvol - 2012-11-28 15:58

    Rise of the planet of the apes, SA addition

  • gawie.gatvol - 2012-11-28 15:59

    nothing new, just steal some more

  • philemon.ndlovu.5 - 2012-11-28 16:05

    @David Maynier Mango is for ordinary people, not kulula

  • robyne.peel.9 - 2012-11-28 16:05

    i would book her an appointment at the hairdressers to sort out that birds nest on her head

  • roland.gemmell - 2012-11-28 16:08

    I love the idea of sending her a budget Kulula flight - and then ask the cabin staf to take the mickey out of her!!!!!

      jo.vankatwijk - 2012-11-28 17:02

      Stewardess "Poppie" is good at that sort of thing. Love Kulula BTW.

  • teresa.villarini - 2012-11-28 16:09

    Send her the calculator back so she can calculate how much of our (tax payers) money she wasted !

      JamesMWood - 2012-11-28 19:11

      I doubt a 10 digit calculator is sufficient

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-11-28 16:12

    Lundi my pop! Daai weave van jou lyk asof hy meer as net vlooie kan herberg?! Sies man ken jou plek!!

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-11-28 16:17

    Sies(ulu)! What do you hide in your cheap weave? A flea or two?

  • kofi.ghanaman - 2012-11-28 16:17

    This wiggy again? Spare us this, news 24. There are more pressing issues to attend to.

  • thabang.mahuma.3 - 2012-11-28 16:20

    Sisulu must be having affair with JZ so many trips to CPT

  • kofi.ghanaman - 2012-11-28 16:21

    Now, the pressing issue: how do we get all that money she spent galivanting back for better use?

  • kofi.ghanaman - 2012-11-28 16:24

    Forgive my spelling, I mean GALLIVANTING!

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-11-28 16:24

    She thought it was a Computa Eeesh

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-11-28 16:25

    Looks like a cheecky Meidddd who $^^&* her way up the ladder

      wim.kotze.9 - 2012-11-28 21:00

      She did it the hard way as a mattress for Mthondo we Siswe.

  • gavin.rother - 2012-11-28 16:26

    Found my mop at last! Will have to burn it now!

  • alexia.gambino - 2012-11-28 16:29

    On the day she made the remark, she most probably had a bad hair day (sorry bad wig day), or she looked in the mirror once too often. If I looked like that I would also have a bad day :-) It's always the people that are in the wrong who get upset and make idiots of themselves.

  • david.vanderwesthuizen - 2012-11-28 16:30

    I buy her a rope with a noose tied in the end with a message keep it up and you will need to use it soon soon.

  • jaco.skalkwyk.73 - 2012-11-28 16:30

    Get her Frontline...

  • mrova.blaza - 2012-11-28 16:32

    "Sit down your flea infested body" imagine if this was said by a white MP to his black counterpart. We are such hypocrites! why do we hate racism when it's only directed towards blacks.

      IcemanGP - 2012-11-28 18:15

      There would have been hell to pay if a white had uttered those words. But hats off to the MP that had restraint not to fire back at the low life that uttered them in the first place.

  • sounesc - 2012-11-28 16:47

    Has the uncouth minster apologised yet ?

  • rae.luckhoff - 2012-11-28 17:21

    She thinks she is above the law and does not have to account for her actions! The fall of the high and mighty is hard!

  • Ntokozo KaMbangwa - 2012-11-28 17:30

    idiot its the thot that counts... is it too cheap for you, u disgust me.. u supposed to be the bigger person.. how u gna represent the power if u value expensive things

      IcemanGP - 2012-11-28 18:12

      Dumbest comment I've ever come across from a brainwashed idiot.

      dave.hardman - 2012-12-17 20:49


  • aluckhoff - 2012-11-28 17:46

    She thinks she is Godbut she will fall

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-11-28 18:18

    Instead of taking her job seriously she plays freaking games, on tax payers time...... she should be fired the arrogant little ANC child.

  • sello.r.molefe - 2012-11-28 18:22

    Petty childish comments... Drama queen!

  • leon.toerien - 2012-11-28 19:01

    I have some spare flea powder you can give to her. Remind her to use it for her armpits as well.

  • james.stockwell.37 - 2012-11-28 20:42

    How about Mayneir donates a sum of money to a charity or children's home, in her name? That would be the best gift - a slap in the face for her, and money actually being put to good use!

  • carl.h.witte - 2012-11-28 20:52

    Silly woman...silly wig

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