Prosecutor John Steenhuisen hit back in the red beret during a debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
FILE: Chairman of DA Whip John Steenhuisen in Parliament. Image: Thomas Holder / EWN
CAPE TOWN – Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen said the attack on Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on him due to a lack of university degrees was a smokescreen to divert attention from claims that had been stolen from poor people through looting. from Bank Mutual VBS.
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Steenhuisen hit back in the red beret during a debate at the National Assembly on Tuesday.
He said he was not shy because he did not have a tertiary qualification.
Steenhuisen tore EFF: "Is this a silly attack on me, or a disgusting defamation from [Public Enterprises] Minister [Pravin] Gordhan and his family, or the heinous harassment of the EFF approached the journalists who had revealed it, it was a smokescreen. Smokescreen to cover up their party's corruption and patronage network, and rent-seeking caused by looting VBS Bank. "
Amid the spooky oath of EFF parliamentarians, Steenhuisen told House that he was registered for a degree in law and politics, but financial and work pressure prevented him from completing it.
"You don't need a degree to see the EFF as it is – an elite click that steals from the poor and oppressed. We will continue to call them. "
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)