Deputy communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams earned herself a tongue-lashing after using a swear word during her speech in the state-of-the-nation debate on Thursday.
Attacking Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, Ndabeni-Abrahams said: “As a person who had aspirations to become a premier, I expected the highest degree of articulation, but all he did was to be a cry baby lamenting over spilt milk.
“The ANC moered you [beat you up]fair and square in Gauteng and in South Africa.”
Deputy national assembly speaker Lechesa Tsenoli interrupted her.
“Please withdraw that. You don’t use that language here,” Tsenoli warned.
A defiant Ndabeni-Abrahams replied: “Well we do [use that language]in Gauteng and in my country.”
She eventually withdrew after Tsenoli again took her to task. — Sapa