If the gifts that MPs receive are any guide, several of them have pet countries or regions of the world from whence flow their officially declared goodies.
Few bother to look foreign gift horses in the mouth, or test French perfume before accepting it.
We know for instance that International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor is seriously into the Middle East. A R38 000 watch from the ambassador from Qatar is one little pressie. Another is an expensive leather handbag from the United Arab Emirates. A third some top-of-the-range perfume from Iran. So no need for her to be late for any meetings or not to smell sweet.