Quotes of the week

2016-04-29 18:13

Johannesburg – A selection of quotes from some of the week's major local news stories.

"Mr Zuma should face the charges as outlined in the indictment." – Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba ruling in the High Court in Pretoria that President Jacob Zuma should face fraud and corruption charges.

“We find that Mr Mpshe found himself under pressure, and consequently made an irrational decision.” – The High Court in Pretoria ruling against former NDPP Mokotedi Mpshe’s decision in April 2009 to drop fraud and corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.

"No one is going to remove President Zuma from office. There are no Mickey Mouse parties that will tell the electorate what to do. Those parties must know there is only one president for South Africa." – Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa addressing ANC supporters in Giyani, Limpopo.

"I have resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics SA, Cricket SA, Netball SA and the SA Rugby Union to host and bid for major and mega international tournaments in the Republic of South Africa, as a consequence of the aforementioned federations not meeting their own set transformation targets, with immediate effect." – Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

“So sad that I find myself embarrassed to call myself a South African so often these days #no place for politics in sport.” – Tweet by former Proteas cricket player Jacques Kallis. 

“This confirms that there are some in our country who are determined to ensure that at all costs the perception is sustained among our people and the peoples of the world that the government President Nelson Mandela led was corrupt.” – Former president Thabo Mbeki responding to critics of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal.

"We will run out of patience very soon and we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun. Yeah, literally. I mean it literally. We are not scared. We are not going to have a government that disrespects us." – EFF leader Julius Malema in an interview on Al Jazeera.


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