Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
1 minute read
8 Feb 2019
4:28 pm

‘All this for camera action!’ – Van Damme rubbishes EFF assassination claims

Kaunda Selisho

The DA shadow minister has condemned the actions of the red berets.

Phumzile Van Damme | Image: Twitter

In the wake of the video of a member of the EFF slapping a security official at parliament during the Sona proceedings, DA MP Phumzile van Damme has dismissed the EFF’s actions and subsequent claims as attention-grabbing.

Van Damme was responding to a tweet about an article in which the party claimed the slap was a fight-or-flight response to a perceived threat on their leader’s life.

According to Van Damme, the EFF ignored the exit procession protocol and shoved their way out. Their semi-violent exit was met with resistance from parliamentary security officials.

In fact, Van Damme has been condemning the action all morning and she even called for the arrest of those involved in the violence.

She went on to state that she would still hold the same position had the assault come from a DA member.

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