Minister’s ‘empty vessels’ comment prompts walk-out at Kwakwani meeting
Kwakwani residents yesterday walked out on Junior Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker after they took exception to an insult he directed to a resident at a community meeting.
“There is a saying which says empty vessels make the most noise,” Whittaker told over 150 residents at the Kwakwani Workers’ Club, as a resident intermittently made comments as he tried to respond to a question.
As a result, residents walked out in an angry show of their disgust at the statement. “Your eyes pass people. Who the hell you think you is? Calling people empty vessels?” shouted a resident …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.