Andrew Donaldson has written a poignantly funny article about Malema (EFF) and Maimane’s (DA) introduction to parliament. Here’s a taster:
Radebe was followed by the leader of the opposition, the DA’s Mmusi Maimane, who was also making his debut address to parliament. It was a polished performance and provided the afternoon’s first real entertainment with a dig at both the government and the Effniks.
“We agree with the president that South Africa requires a radical transformation,” Maimane said. “By this we mean bold policy ideas that grow the economy and create jobs. You see, ‘radical’ plans are not in and of themselves good simply because they are described as ‘radical’ – just as wearing a red beret does not make you revolutionary.”
At which point Julius Malema removed his hard hat, and there was much derisive laughter as he made his way to the podium with resolute purpose – much like a contestant at a no-holds-barred cage fight.
Read the full article at Politicsweb.