Chairperson, the issue of food production in our country goes deeper, to the poor masses in KwaZakhele, Engqele, those who cannot afford to live, who depend on government intervention. It is a shame what the ANC have given us, in Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. She has appointed six acting directors-general, and one since she was in government, declaring herself that her department is dysfunctional - every year, a director-general!
Today in the committee meeting, we were surprised: she has appointed a new, seventh director-general. [Interjections.] Where are the ears of President Jacob Zuma, where a Minister herself states that she is incapable of running agriculture in this country, does not trust her department or her appointed directors-general, and yet her President continues to keep her in Cabinet until seven directors-general are appointed?
This is not the ANC that understands the mandate of our people. This ANC cannot correct its own people. [Interjections.] This ANC is not the ANC of Mandela, that is able to say no when things are wrong. [Interjections.] Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, we worked with you. What kinds of people keep a person who cannot deliver? What kind of people cannot say no to a person who does not have capacity? You are not the only people who represent the poor masses of our people. We, ourselves, come from poor backgrounds. [Interjections.] You are failing Madiba - Madiba, who fought for a good cause - by keeping a person who is doing nothing in our country. [Interjections.]
This is our country! This is not only your country. We will fight for it! We will tell you. Thank you very much. [Applause.] [Interjections.]