Political Desk: Is Floyd Shivambu showing us his true colours?

What did you make of Floyd Shivambu's 'scuffle' with Netwerk 24 journalist Adrian de Kock on Tuesday?

Political journalist Qaanitah Hunter has shared her thoughts on the incident, saying it is worth noting how differently politicians behave when they are 'unscripted'.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President was caught on camera harassing de Kock outside Parliament, demanding that he delete a picture taken of him.

Hunter calls Shivambu's behaviour 'incredibly audacious', but says his subsequent statement was particularly interesting.

What I found more fascinating was the fact that his explanation was: 'This is the statement I have made, OK I made a mistake, it was a tussle or whatever it was and I am not commenting further on it.'

Qaanitah Hunter, Political Journalist

Hunter says it's the type of violence that cannot simply be ignored.

You get a hint of what people really are in these types of incidents.

Qaanitah Hunter, Political Journalist

Hunter also gave her opinion on the recent tweet by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, saying it was absolutely astounding for Zille to put the blame on the families of the victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Listen below to hear the rest of the interview:


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