SONA fight night review: They threw their hats in the ring‚ but only landed one inEFFective punch
David Isaacson | 2017-02-10 10:00:12.0
Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces in Cape Town, South Africa February 9, 2017.
Image by: SUMAYA HISHAM
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have a long way to go before they can emulate the EFC‚ the mixed martial arts brand.
The honourable member who threw the first punch while being pushed by the White Shirt brigade had his fist wrapped around a plastic water bottle.
Many street-fighters use knuckledusters or broken glass bottles‚ but a plastic water bottle must be a first.
Was he planning on drowning his opponent‚ or actually trying to help resuscitate him mid-fight‚ like a trainer does to a boxer at the end of each round?
The hard hats used by some of his teammates seemed a little bit more effective‚ but their throw-and-run tactic wasn’t sustainable.
Remember the “one settler one bullet” cry of the PAC? Well‚ “one White Shirt‚ one hat” doesn’t quite have the same ring — and we could see why. Generally‚ soldiers carry more bullets than hats.
And spare a thought for EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema. He stood like a true pacifist‚ holding his bottle of water with peaceful intent as he watched the White Shirts storm into his comrades.
“You can kill me. It’s fine‚ kill me. Just kill me‚ there’s no problem‚ kill me‚” he told the speaker‚ before being driven several metres up-house by a sneaky White Shirt attack from the rear.
Given what spectators pay in tax‚ this rumble was sub-standard — all they got was a whole lot of wrestling‚ hat-throwing and one inEFFective punch.
Maybe next time someone should try a roundHOUSE punch or kick‚ seeing this is Parliament?