Johannesburg - A member of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union, during a question and answer session at the union's open school on Thursday, asked ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe if he was "bullshitter".The female member stood up and asked Mantashe if he was a "bullshitter" like other leaders for talking about South Africa's freedom while its people were still living in poverty. Mantashe, who was seated at the front of the conference venue, then turned to Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel and whispered to him. When he got up to answer questions, Manstashe did not address the "bullshitter" comment, but he soberly answered the woman's question. "Freedom in itself has value. I can say that I know what it's like to be in a country that was not free, and now I know what it is like to be in a country that is free," he said. "Don't link the two [poverty and freedom]."He said things such as social grants contributed to the reduction of poverty.