6% is all it takes
Even though the EFF won only a fraction of the vote, it has raised its hand as the But how will the ANC respond?
threshold, other means must be deployed. And so the overalls and maids’ uniforms stay on. This despite the fact that outside Parliament most of the EFF members are Gucci and Armani faithfuls with jewellery at the level of Breitling wristwatches.
The attitude all the time is one of scorn for the institution of Parliament and its Western cultures of “honourable members” and irritant “points of order”.
The EFF calculates to subvert the numbers game of Parliament and in effect take away the 60% from the ANC by dominating the news agenda. And the party has succeeded, thanks to an irritable ANC that plays right into the propaganda tactics. The dramatics in the Gauteng and Eastern Cape legislatures around overalls were simply unnecessary, yet very effective for the EFF.
I mean, how does Zuma go to a house of debates and say he does not want a debate on the issue he is being asked about.
What indeed if he truly does not want a debate? Does that mean a debate is then banned by presidential decree? It is a red flag to the red bulls and they took him on. Zuma started off laughing when Malema declared they would not leave the House until they got an answer, but that soon became the scowl in that now serialised picture, before he was whisked away.
Enter the national chairperson of the ANC, who also moonlights as Speaker when she is not fatigued. Was she dealing with rowdy but still honourable members or with “howlers”, as she almost said? In that moment, was she the