Words you will hear today: Government machinery

African National Congress (ANC) presidential candidate Baleka Mbete was put in the hot seat on Monday, during an interview with Karima Brown. Mbete is one of the seven candidates contesting for the top job in the ANC.

Asked how she would build the economy, Mbete said she would so with 'government machinery'.

Twitter users were not impressed.

Here is what Khabazela (Jonathan Fairbairn) and the rest of the Breakfast Show team had to say.

Now we understand what government machinery is, it is when Nomvula Mokonyane bends over and picks up the rand. That government machinery in action, manual labor.

Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer

Government machinery could be Sars.

Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor

Click on the link below to hear more from Khabazela....


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