“The ANC and the EFF joined hands in disrupting the first ever Free State Youth Parliament to the extent where complete chaos reigned,” said DA Free State youth George Michalakis.
“It was left to the DA Youth participants to try and bring reason and maintain decorum and dignity to today’s proceedings.”
The first Free State Youth Parliament kicked off in Bloemfontein on Thursday as part of national and provincial governments’s Youth Month celebrations.
The disruption of festivities, according to Michalakis, was not a surprise as the “despicable behaviour exhibited by the youth members of the ANC and the EFF” was but an emulation of leaders in the mother bodies.
Michalakis referred to the disruption as a joining of hands by the EFF and ANC but later stated that at one stage, an ANC Youth League member crossed the floor and attacked a member of the EFF.
“Following the events that took place at today’s Youth parliament, it is clear for all to see that the DA is the only party that can bring positive change to all young South Africans,” said Michalakis.
The EFF’s Mandisa Makesini responded to the allegations by Michalakis saying the DA were mistaken.
“We did not join hands with the ANC, that will never happen,” she said.
Mandisa added that the DA interpreted debate as “chaos” and that was their prerogative.