- David Mabuza managed to talk himself into a corner when probed over the topic of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- When pushed by Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF spokesperson, over the issue, the deputy president had been left stumped
- Ndlozi urged Mabuza to do some homework before addressing Parliament on pressing issues
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been lauded by politicians who are keen to see South Africans participating in technological advancements.
However, Deputy President David Mabuza seems to know very little about the actual situation, despite his high ranking.
TimesLIVE reports that Economic Freedom Fighter Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had taken Mabuza on over the topic, asking him to explain the first three revolutions in order to bring citizens up to speed.
While Mabuza had managed to put together an explanation as to what the newest revolution entails, he floundered when it came to the question posed by Ndlozi.
The deputy president had said that he would need more time to explore the issue further, claiming it would be difficult to sum up in a short time.
This had been met with disdain from some members of Parliament, while others laughed at the situation.
Ndlozi encouraged Mabuza to research and brush up on the subject, especially before approaching Parliament.
The Red Beret spokesperson was dismayed that Mabuza was second-in-command of the country but failed to adequately answer the question.
EFF deputy Floyd Shivambu commented on the situation, blasting Mabuza over his failure to follow through with the line of questioning:
"The ANC Deputy President Mabuza says he doesn’t know whether South Africa’s in the 2nd or 3rd industrial revolution & flatly refuses to respond to what will be the consequences of nanotechnology. Reality is that the younger and more knowledgeable generation should rise!"
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