Once upon a time, Parliament was a house of etiquette, decorum and even conservative behaviour. But thatâ€™s done with. This year the house has been the setting for one hilarious episode after another. While the EFF has usually found itself at the centre of the parliamentary shenanigans we’ve seen, on Thursday the ANC and the DA entered the fray with Mmusi Maimane showing his boss side and Lindiwe Zulu unleashing her inner street fighter. It would seem Channel 408 has been highjacked by a cast if entertainers rather than politicians, and more viewers keep tuning in.
BREAKING: Parliament Live has been nominated for an Emmy award in the same category as LNN.
â€” Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) November 13, 2014
Parliament reminds me of high school during that last period on Friday.
â€” Babalo (@BabaloNdenze) November 13, 2014
â€” Mohlomi (@JuniormMolefe) November 13, 2014
@NomalangaSA Who needs Generations, Sewende Laan, etc when we have live Parliament. Appears that there was even a fight for sporting types!
â€” Allan Taylor (@AllanTaylor2011) November 13, 2014
Parliament + SA Twitter = the most entertaining combo
â€” Rebecca Davis (@becsplanb) November 13, 2014
It’s all fun and games though, until we need to pass a new law or hold an elected official to account. Lest we forget:
This country needs a leader guys. At times like this, do not make the wrong choice.
â€” Nomalanga Mkhize (@NomalangaSA) November 13, 2014