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Sun Apr 19 14:38:47 SAST 2015

Dressing up while SA burns: iLIVE

Jason Fivaz, by e-mail | 15 February, 2013 02:25
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Premier Helen ZIlle and her husband Johan Maree arrive for the State of the Nation Address at Parliament in Cape Town.
Image by: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS/THE TIMES

"Zille plans red-carpet fashion shock" (February 13) reported on the fashion designers whose wares were to be worn by the female ministers to the State of the Nation address last night.

Who foots the bill, I wonder?

What is wrong with Woolies or Edgars? Why have them looking as though they are off to the Durban July or Met? This is work, not play. - Chris Jennings, by e-mail

WHAT is wrong with you people? You are politicians, not movie stars. You are supposed to be fighting for our rights, not wasting time and resources on dresses.

Parliament should not be "Americanised" into a Hollywood event. Our people are starving, they are homeless and jobless. Our politicians are making a mockery of the institution that is our legislature.

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