EFF playing of the #FeesMustFall card was effective - expert

2015-10-21 16:10
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Cape Town - The EFF did an effective job of playing the #FeesMustFall card to their political advantage as they attempted to postpone the mini budget, political analyst Daniel Silke said on Wednesday.

Outside of Parliament, student protests played into the 'disruptive' style of politics exercised by the EFF and they are well placed to emulate the disruption taking place in the streets of Cape Town outside parliament within the Chamber, he said.

Silke said it is a classic tale of two countries: MPs locked into a political vacuum in Parliament while emotions, frustrations and anger erupted just steps away outside.

He said events in Parliament would damage relations between the electorate and the executive. Political parties should be concerned.

According to him the executive seemed oblivious to the chaos outside which will serve to underline the sceptical views the electorate have of the country's leadership.

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