Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
3 Jun 2021
6:00 am

Malema only fighting ‘the good fight’ at PAP – political analyst

Eric Naki

Political analyst Prof Siphamandla Zondi says the Pan African Parliament did a far better job than the AU to contribute to a dynamic parliamentary democracy.

EFF leader Julius Malema at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, Johannesburg. Picture: @EFFSouthAfrica/Twitter.

This week’s chaos at Pan African Parliament (PAP) has put the spotlight on the quality of African leaders and their contribution to building parliamentary democracy. A confrontation such as what happened when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema threatened “I’ll kill you” during a session earlier this week, was traditionally frown upon. ALSO READ: ‘They stole it from us! Sneaky eNCA! Wicked, tricksy, false!’ – EFF furious The continent was always known for consensus decision-making, as exemplified by the African Union (AU), PAP’s mother body. But despite the PAP members “fight” that forced an abrupt short adjournment on Monday...