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Mazzone responds to the EFF’s continued attacks

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Natasha Mazzone has suggested that the EFF is behind the scrutiny of her qualifications, following the recent calls for her to prove her tertiary qualification.

Natasha Mazzone, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Chief Whip, took to Twitter on Saturday, 17 April 2021, to accuse the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) of being behind the suggested smear campaign against her. Mazzone made headlines on the day when a news article suggested that she had alluded to the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane of misunderstanding the law.

The headlines prompted scrutiny and the reactions to her comment led to questions on her level of qualifications in law. It is public knowledge that the DA’s Federal Leader, John Steenhuisen’s highest qualification is a National Senior Certificate. In the comments, some suggested that Mazzone has the same qualification level as Steenhuisen, therefore, it was seen as ironic that she had accused an advocate of not knowing or understanding the law.

The EFF, which has been supporting Mkhwebane of late, joined in on the ridicule of Mazzone. Mazzone and the leadership of the EFF have had their fair share of public spats in the past, which is believed to be why Mazzone recently alluded to the EFF possibly being behind the backlash.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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