SA PARLIAMENTARY CHAOS
By: Sbongakonke Mbatha
South African parliament has turned into a national battlefield where all constituents and political affiliates come to wage battle.
South African parliament is not what it used to be and it will never be. Has it changed for the better? Not many would answer I the positive. The daily chaos has turned it into a circus- a place that political oppositions use as a platform no longer to discuss the country’s way forward but as a medium to dig back, ask again, pin point and shift blame on what has already happened.
It hasn’t even been a year since we voted. I bet fallen heroes are turning in their graves as all they fought and died for is slowly crashing down.
Apart from being a circus, perhaps parliament’s recent dramas prove it to be a therapeutic venue for memebers, where politicians see it fit for them to vent. The current cat and dog situation between
Speaker, Baleka Mbete and the EFF, supported by other opposing parties, is on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately. The ANC and EFF rivalry has created a national debate, but this is not the kind of publicity parliament should be receiving.
Parliament has more drama than all soapies combined. And no action movie can compare. We have seen cases where parliamentarians were kicked out of parliament due to misconduct.
We have seen the president being insulted, belittled, cursed, harassed and threatened on national TV and we have witnessed members that belong to a particular affiliate being called ‘boys’ by madam speaker. God bless South Africa and its people.