Minister Joemat-Pettersson protested at a Press Club
7 May 2012
The Office of the African National Congress Chief Whip has called on the National Press Club and its associated structures to revisit their membership criteria.
Spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says it is the ANC’s considered view that this exercise has become necessary in the light of the recent incident involving the Cape Town Press Club and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Tina Joemat-Pettersson .
The Minister, who was invited to give a briefing on her department’s annual budget, protested the presence of the DA Member of Parliament, Pieter Van Dalen, at the meeting.
Pieter Van Dalen has responded by saying the members of the cabinet are becoming infamous.
He also said that the Minister was surely preparing a package for a particular audience.