Steenhuisen lacks post matric qualification, gets bizarre

Steenhuisen lacks post matric qualification:

A social media battle has erupted between the Economic Freedom Fighters EFF duo of Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Floyd Shivambu and Democratic Alliance Chief Whip John Steenhuisen.

Despite his  eloquence contributions in the parliament, the political class as well as a section of the citizens were  shocked, after it was published  that the DA’s John Steenhuisen may not meet his party’s proposed minimum requirement for holding public office – a degree qualification.

could leave current chief whip Steenhuisen without a job because he allegedly only has a Grade 12 certificate.

The hierachy with the opposition DA have spoken in solidarity of Steenhuisen’s abilities, despite his lack of post-matric qualifications.

In a swift reaction from the EFF,  Steenhuisen doesn’t have a post matric qualification.

They had a field day, with #Steenhuisen trending the whole of Sunday afternoon.

His peers tried to come to his defence without much luck.

The hashtag led to another one, #SteenhuisenGoToSchool.

But he’s not the first DA member to get bust for his qualifications.

Back in June, Tshwanes’s DA Chief Whip Marietha Aucamp had to leave her position after it was discovered that she’d lied about having a B-Tech degree.

The EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi tweeted that if Steenhuisen were a black leader The Sunday Times would have revealed his matric results, suggesting that he is being protected by white privilege.

His colleague Floyd Shivambu also weighed in, criticising Steenhuisen saying that ‘his shallowness explains the whole thing’.

But Steenhuisen says that Parliament has no requirement in terms of academic qualifications.

“That a degree will be a requirement to be a public representative in Parliament to represent aspirations and views of the communities, then Parliament will become a very elite and only for the few in South Africa.”

Steenhuisen also hit back at the EFF on Twitter saying he would rather be degreeless and honest, and qualified and dishonest.

Steenhuisen seemingly  remains unmoved.

READ: EFF Shivambu reveals that Ramaphosa received R1bn for his election campaigns. 

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