Hon Chairperson, hon members, hon Minister Chabane, hon Deputy Minister Dlodlo, the department led by the Director- General and heads of all entities, sanbonani!
I want to start by saying that Parliament's programme has become very popular. It has drawn many viewers. As a result, it becomes crucial that we, as the ANC, lead this country, and we must make it very clear that we are continuing to lead the country by addressing communities rather than the people who oppose every Budget Vote.
It is also crucial to provide some clarity and to dispel the confusion that has been created at this podium.
So much has been said about the ANC-led government not doing a good thing. It's not about not doing a good thing. Even the transparency that you talked about is because of this ANC. The manner in which you are able to talk today that you are able to stand at this podium whilst having a similar pigmentation to me, is because of this ANC. [Applause.] It is critical that, instead of pointing fingers, one realises that the ANC has created opportunities for everybody to manage the country. Let us manage the country. Let us stop pointing fingers.
The department is there. You can't wish away the ANC. You can't say the ANC never implemented the policies - we have clean audits. We can't continue saying that. We cannot say that the Cabinet Ministers and their Deputy Ministers treat some Members of Parliament and the public worse than others. That is just not true! Because the constitution of the ANC clearly stipulates that the ANC is a caring organisation. We care! [Interjections.] You are doing all the things that you are doing because we care. [Applause.] [Interjections.] No, no ...