Cape Town – Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Wednesday said the official opposition had spent the last two days of the State of the Nation address debate creating fairy tales.
"They live on a planet of their own making, where their leader composes fairy tales full of monsters that are a figment of his imagination," she said, referring to DA leader Mmusi Maimane.
During his speech on Tuesday, Maimane said President Jacob Zuma lived in a "galaxy far, far away", on "Planet Zuma".
"He tried to use fairy tales as his 'let's pretend I will rule one day'," Pandor said.
Huffed and puffed
Maimane was fooling no one, including himself. As much as he and his party tried, they would not be able to defeat the ANC, Pandor said.
"He has huffed, he has puffed, and he has blown nothing down. The ANC will not be blown down, it is made of sterner stuff," she said.
Pandor criticised the DA's leadership in the Western Cape, the only province it governed.
She said Maimane saw the province as a "sea of success and tranquility". However, people in areas such as Khayelitsha were living in abject poverty and mothers in Hanover Park were losing their children to gangs.
Pandor called on Maimane to apologise for alleged racist remarks members of his party had made.