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'Do not take grants if voting for opposition': MEC

By Sapa | Apr 09, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 62 ]

KwaZulu-Natal agriculture MEC Meshack Radebe says those who receive social welfare grants but vote for opposition political parties are stealing from government, The Star reported on Wednesday.

"Nxamalala [Zuma] has increased grants, but there are people who are stealing them by voting for opposition parties," he was quoted as saying.

"If you are in the opposition, you are like a person who comes to my house, eats my food and then insults me."

Radebe, who was previously the province's social development MEC, warned those who wanted to vote for other parties to "stay away from the grant".

His comments were made in Greytown on Tuesday in the presence of President Jacob Zuma.

Democratic Alliance provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu told the newspaper the comments were "insulting and misleading".

"The money for social grants comes from the taxes that people pay. This is purely ANC propaganda," he was quoted as saying.

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RobinX

BULLSH!T MESHACK! Grants are paid by taxpayers, NOT by the ANC!

Apr 09, 2014 10:15 | 0 replies

MthimbanaT

This is bullsheet. The constitutions says anyone who cannot support themselves is entitled to social assistance from the state, which includes social grants. Where does it say one must also vote for the ANC? And the moron that talks this kaak is a doctor?

Apr 09, 2014 10:16 | 0 replies

Bohlale1

Thats a joke right.

Apr 09, 2014 10:19 | 0 replies

MommaC

GREAT STUFF. The ANC is now paying all grants. Gordham can stop putting aside money out of the tax coffers for grants as it is now the responsibility of the ANC. Thank you Mishak, I appreciate you getting the ANC to take on this huge financial burden. I just hope you actually pay the bill for a change

Apr 09, 2014 10:20 | 0 replies

Jengele

Yho! ex- ANC is demon possessed, if there is such. Their actions reveal an exhaustion to rule this country. Time to claim back "People Power".

Apr 09, 2014 10:26 | 0 replies

LaliboyEC

These anc cronies are in the same boat of being the dumbest criminals ever, Meshack I the taxpayer pay for the ever incriesing social grants in this country shut your trap idiot

Apr 09, 2014 10:27 | 0 replies

lindsay

oooooooooooooh now i understand whu Zuma says he won't pay back the Nkandla money

Apr 09, 2014 10:30 | 0 replies

KGS

Who the hell does the ANC think they are dealing with, they take us like are illiterates really tsek maan.

Apr 09, 2014 10:30 | 0 replies

sarmologadi

Meshack weeeee, IDIOT!!!!! ANC is using tax payers' money. And guys please lets educate our fellow grannies n lazy ladies who get grants that it is our hard earned cash not ANC's, nxaaaaa bloody ANC

Apr 09, 2014 10:30 | 0 replies
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BRA-MAFUTHA

Zuma and his dogs.....that province is full of zulus who can't think.

Apr 09, 2014 10:33 | 1 replies

LastBrainStanding

Do you actually believe the load of s***t that comes out of your mouth, ncim. People like you Mafutha show no symtoms of logic, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Apr 09, 2014 12:12 | 0 replies