Monday , September 26 2022

Steenhuisen: There is no need for a degree to see through the EFF Smoke screen


"You do not need a diploma to see the EFF for what it is: an elitist clientele who steals from the poor and cared for," says John Steenhuisen.

Steenhuisen, who has no diploma, has been subjected to a lot of mockery by members of the EFF on social media, after it was reported over the weekend that DA from the KwaZulu-Natal legislature proposed a regulation to the Independence Commission for the Public Bureau of Remuneration Holders that only people with degrees should become the chief whip, which would leave Steenhuisen to the bottom banks.

The National Assembly is debating the National Qualifications Change Draft, which will ban people from revealing their qualifications.

Despite the fact that he did not serve in the Higher Education Portfolio Committee, who worked on the bill, Steenhuisen took part in the debate, stressing that the Constitution does not require Members to obtain diplomas.

Steenhuisen began by telling "the learned members of the House" that he would not present a lecture.

Instead, he attacked the EFF.

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"How ironic it was to see the EFF, the so-called vanguard of the working class, calling for a qualified franchise."

Deputy EFF Veronica Mente stood up.

"The final form of hypocrisy"

"This is extremely deceptive, that's the DA position in KwaZulu-Natal, you have to let the FEP get out of it," she shouted.

MEPs have shouted back that this was not an appeal procedure.

"I said the point of view! You have to go back to school!" she continued.

Chamber President Thoko Didiza decided calmly: "This is a point of debate, it is not a point of order."

Steenhuisen continued to be the "final form of hypocrisy" for EFF to "play the dress" as workers in mine and domestic workers, but she does not want them to be represented in Parliament.

He said he did not pretend to have a degree. He enrolled for a diploma in politics and law, but because of financial and labor pressure he never managed to complete it.

He said he wanted to serve the public and became a counselor at the age of 22.

"I have never used my position to align my pockets," he said.

"You have to go back to school"

Steenhuisen said the EFF attacks on him, Public Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan and journalists are a smoking screen to "mask their party corruption."

"EFF knows this is fatal to their brand. They are desperate."

Again, Mente jumped up, arguing that Steenhuisen had an assault on the EFF leadership.

"You have to go back to school! The leaders of this party are in this Parliament," she said, pointing to the empty banks where EFF president Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu are usually sitting.

Of the 25 EFF deputies in the National Assembly, only six were present at Tuesday's meeting.

When Didiza calmed down things, DA Deputy Chief Mike Waters said, "The fact is EFF is VOI Looters (sic)."

Bill went without YOU, Cope

This triggered another type of competition between DA and EFF. IFP Mkhuleko Hlengwa asked Didiza to let people come out because Parliament was not a place for DA and EFF battles.

Steenhuisen continued that the EFF knows – "as fascist organizations around the world" – that the attack is the best form of defense.

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At the beginning of the debate, Naledi Pandor, the minister of higher education and training, said false statements were a concern for both the public and the private sector.

She said the bill would strengthen the South African Qualifications Authority's interventions.

"We believe it is an incredibly important legislation," she said.

At the end of the debate, Pandor said, "Thank you, Honor Steenhuisen, for making the most interesting debate about the higher education we have had in the House."

DA and Cope were the only parties that did not support the bill and the bill was adopted.

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