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DA rallies behind Steenhuisen, Twitter digs up his past – The Citizen



Democratic Alliance members have come out in support of DA chief Whip John Steenhuisen

DA leader Mmusi Maimane and DA shadow minister of trade and industry Dean Macpherson took over the chief whip's character.

Maimane said Steenhuisen was a great legislator, who was the chief whip in parliament.

"I have worked with a great legislator, a chief whip and a friend. He is the finest whip of the opposition in Parliament. A constitutionalist and a fierce defender of freedom. He will continue to serve our party and the people of South Africa. "

Macpherson also vouched for the chief whip's character and said he had known Steenhuisen for 10 years.

"I've known [Steenhuisen] 10 years He's taught me Honesty, hard work, accountability, knowing your subject matter, dedication to my party and country No degree to teach you that SA and the DA is a better place because of people like John. "

This did not sit well with DA detractors

Others appear to be the DA to support Steenhuisen to ensure he was not having a meltdown.

The EFF's second in command Floyd Shivambu said Steenhuisen must go back to school and stop throwing allegations.

"This again is a perfect reflection of lack of organized knowledge and post secondary training. You must go to school and stop throwing crazy allegations. School is the subject now Learn how to focus on the topic: SCHOOL. "

EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who sparked the social media buzz on the DA chief whip in the first place, Steenhuisen at the jabs at

Some of the social media also went in the Steenhuisen's past.

Ndlozi appears to have rattled Steenhuisen, who may lose his job post elections if a DA proposal about qualifications is adopted.

A report by the Sunday Times suggests the DA's "degree proposal" could be bad news for him.

The report states the chief whip may be demoted to be a "backbencher" after the next year's elections if a party is the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers.

The DA caucus in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature has proposed that only a MP with a university degree be considered for the position of chief whip.

Steehuisen's highest qualification is matric.

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