- Briefly News recently took to social media to gain our readers' perspectives on recent political events
- Many politicians' names have been brought to light in terms of qualifications after Bonginkosi Madikizela was caught lying on his CV
- Now almost 80% of Briefly News readers who participated in a poll online believe that SA politicians should have post-matric qualifications
Having a post-matric qualification has been the talk of the town recently. This is after the DA's Bonginkosi Madikizela was suspended for lying on his CV about a degree he does not actually hold.
The DA's Natasha Mazzone followed behind after she defended having a matric certificate and no further qualifications. Mazzone went as far as telling former EFF Secretary-General Godrich Gardee that his qualification got him 'nothing'.
Briefly News' readers seem to have mixed thoughts about the topic.
The poll Briefly News shared on Twitter showed that 79.3% of our readers believe that a post-matric qualification is necessary for politicians.
Take a look at the Facebook post Briefly News shared and a few of the comments left underneath the post:
Dimitri Alberto Webb said:
"Yes having a university degree is very important especially in administration and politics. We can't have people in leadership positions with just a matric certificate. It's not enough."
Mogga Yokwana wrote:
"No, education doesn't mean one is clever or good thinker/ leader, as long he/she can use their mind."
Sabelo Khumalo stated:
"No people are born leaders you don't go to school to be a leader."
Abigail Béni commented:
"Yes, it helps with constructive thinking, how do you leading the enlightened when you are not. Yes, there are issues of natural talent, but the talent without a proper light is a bit challenging, especially to the followers."
Kabelo Motsamai added:
"Nope because I believe leaders are born not made... So We need leaders... In fact, true leaders of which I'm one of Them because I lead My life very well. I think leaders just need to learn Systems... After that they ready to take over."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that questions were recently raised about Mazzone's post-matric qualifications and Gardee joined in on that.
The former EFF SG shared a video of him receiving his LLB by UNISA in 2018 as he tagged Mazzone in the caption. The DA MP's response to Gardee raised a few concerns for many South Africans, who did not think her retaliation was called for.
Mazzone stated that Gardee's qualifications got him 'nothing'. The exchange of words continued between the two and South Africans added their thoughts and opinions.
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