SA has failed on sanitation - Winnie

2012-04-11 13:16

Johannesburg - South Africa has failed its people on the most basic human right of sanitation, ministerial sanitation task team chairperson Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said on Wednesday.

"We need to revisit what went wrong," she said in a speech prepared for delivery at a workshop in Johannesburg.

"South Africa still faces immense challenges related to water and sanitation."

Madikizela-Mandela was unable to attend the workshop because she is recovering from an operation. Her speech was read to delegates by task team member Fazel Randera.

Madikizela-Mandela said the purpose of the workshop was to "craft a solution".

"Has the government of today chosen to ignore the architectural and fundamental needs of its people?" she asked.

The ministerial task team had visited all nine provinces and local municipalities to look at the problem of sanitation.

It had found that service delivery was not prioritised.

"This was of great concern," said Madikizela-Mandela.

She said poorly managed municipalities needed to be named and shamed.

"It's high time we bring back the power to the people."

  • Squeegee - 2012-04-11 13:23

    Yep, we couldn't get rid of you Winnie.

      Alan - 2012-04-11 13:45

      people tossing to many Stompies' down the loo Winnie?

      Kala - 2012-04-11 13:46

      I'm offended by her statement that South Africa has failed on sanitation. I am South African and every year I pay a large percentage of my salary to taxes. I have not failed in my duty as a tax payer. Rather those that have been entrusted to utilise those taxes have failed miserably in their duties. Don't blame us Winnie, blame your ANC comrades.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-04-11 13:49

      THAT Winnie, is why we call you "Winnie the Pooh"

      Herman - 2012-04-11 14:30

      Should have flushed her away!

      Steve - 2012-04-11 14:46

      Something stinks here!!!

  • Reshan - 2012-04-11 13:26

    Correction - Government has failed!

      Alan - 2012-04-11 13:46

      Well - Govt has created such a lot of sh*t, the system cannot handle it.

      Sharon - 2012-04-11 14:20

      The solution is quite obvious. Give everyone on the country a cork to use as a stopper! MP's get two cause they have twice as much...

  • mholthuysen - 2012-04-11 13:26

    That this woman is still allowed to say anything in public including being part of government is one of the biggest failures of South Africa's "democratic" government. A corrupt thief - and murderer to Stompie Moeketsi. And has this person not been involved in government since 1994? Well stop talking about it with prepared speeches - BUT DO SOMETHING!

      Anthony - 2012-04-11 13:59

      you are so correct ---the ANC is morally corrupt if this thing is with- in 100 miles of them from 'mother of the nation' to 'mother of sanitation'---says it all

  • Annelise - 2012-04-11 13:27

    It is because our government is so full of crap, if sanitation worked our leaders would be flushed down the drain!

  • Pam - 2012-04-11 13:27

    And she only notice it now!! dah

      Andre - 2012-04-11 13:35

      It's because she was wasting her energy all the time backing a loser called Julius Malema!

  • Nick - 2012-04-11 13:31

    she's finally found her calling in charge of the crapper task team

  • James - 2012-04-11 13:32


  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-11 13:33

    The ministerial task team had visited all nine provinces... It had found that service delivery was not prioritised. After all these years? And now? Who is going to to what about this? No-one to be fired? Or will we all just stand together and say that there are "challenges"?. Stand united and say how great the ANC is? Like we did over the past 20 years? For the next 100?

  • Vicky - 2012-04-11 13:33

    No matter what the subject, it's always crap coming from Winnie. Good grief, didn't realise we're still paying the old cow a salary...van waar Gehasie??

  • Lynne - 2012-04-11 13:40

    Revisit what went wrong? Your involvement and the govt. as a whole Winnie!

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-11 13:40

    Pallo Jordan and now Winnie? What is this coming to be? Interesting.

  • betsie.ackerman - 2012-04-11 13:40

    We have Winnie the Pooh as chairperson, what did you expect?

      Kala - 2012-04-11 16:01

      I wonder why it was called CHAIR person. Would tiolet seat person not have been more appropriate

      Sharon - 2012-04-11 16:39

      @ Kala, maybe she wants to take to the throne!!

  • Deon - 2012-04-11 13:40

    It might also help when more people pay for these services.

  • Niel - 2012-04-11 13:41

    The have failed the people IN EVERY OTHER WAY,not only water and sanitation Winnie,but very observant Winnie.....! We belong behind bars......,but fortunately for you people,you can murder,you can rape,you can steel - you either become president or get transfered to another dept!

      Alan - 2012-04-11 13:47

      Steel? Iron lady?

      Niel - 2012-04-11 13:53

      Sorry Alan and yes The iron lady Me Zille...!!!!

      Piet - 2012-04-11 14:02

      For who does she Iron?

      Alan - 2012-04-11 14:06

      She irons for the Coppers.

  • Niel - 2012-04-11 13:43

    You belong behind bars....!

  • patrickflynn73 - 2012-04-11 13:45

    So....Winnie's discovered some pooh !!!

  • Oom - 2012-04-11 13:48

    "She said poorly managed municipalities needed to be named and shamed" I think it's time to roll out the tyres and bring out the matches for some of them

      Alan - 2012-04-11 13:54

      It will be a lot quicker to name the efficient Municpalities. None.

      SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-04-11 14:54


      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-11 16:42

      @ Alan.. Wrong..All Western Cape Municipalities got clean audits. Shows what can be done when corruption control is strictly monitered.

  • Wayne - 2012-04-11 13:56

    Chairman of the Ministerial task team on sanitation? Quite apt seeing as she is always either in the crap, talking crap, supporting crap or causing crap.

  • Wayne - 2012-04-11 13:57

    ........oh, and also always full of crap.

  • Piet - 2012-04-11 14:01

    What? The ANC with al their promises failed South Africa

  • Courtney - 2012-04-11 14:05

    Yes winny....that why our country is in sh1t!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Graham - 2012-04-11 14:07

    She's like a turd that won't flush!

      Alan - 2012-04-11 14:13

      like Bob?

  • Buhle - 2012-04-11 14:27

    If you could first start with fighting corruption then the rest will fall in place....

  • christian.denyschen - 2012-04-11 14:27

    \Sa has failed on sanitation\ what?? shouldn't it read anc has failed SA on sanitation?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-11 16:52

      It pisses me off when she says "South Africa has failed its people..". It should read "the ANC has failed its people." I think that her Poo is in her head.

  • SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-04-11 14:56

    The ANC told the people that only the WP has sanitation problems. Doh!

  • SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-04-11 15:00

    Burning down municipalities because of lack of service delivery. Burning down schools because of overcrowded classes. Burning down police stations because of crime. As ironic as this all is, I have only one question. How do the poor pay for all that petrol?

  • Denzil - 2012-04-11 15:16

    Politicians and Nappies need to be changed often and for the same reason. In future we need to get rid of the crap before it goes to Parliment.

      SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-04-12 11:55


  • Den - 2012-04-11 15:19

    at last an anc member smelt the smelling salts.

  • rialine - 2012-04-11 15:48

    Totally agree Winnie, someone should have flushed you years ago...!!!

  • Sean - 2012-04-11 18:50

    Winnie the Pooh needs to be sanitized. Permanently

  • Jonathan - 2012-04-11 19:23

    Winnie, It is the ANC that went wrong with SA. Everything the ANC touches turns into sh$%t. You don't have to investigate, you can take my word on that.

  • Jonathan - 2012-04-11 19:28

    Winnie, you have no credibility like the rest of your ANC mob. Just shut the hell up and crawl back into the hole that you came from. Get tyres, petrol and matches and go and sort out those municipalities that don't deliver. Your only claim to fame is necklesing people - the only thing that you will ever be remebered for. Proud of yourself??????

  • Bazz - 2012-04-17 09:46

    Ya Winnie the POOH POOH...Don't blame us, blame your comrades ANC Mrs POOH

  • Johan - 2012-06-03 04:12

    Winnie, your speech will be valid as long as the ANC is in control of this land. "Craft a solution" Really? You have been trying for 18 years. We are just getting deeper into it.

  • Johan - 2012-06-18 12:37

    Agree with you, the fact that you are still around proofs the point.

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