His  contributions in parliament  notwithstanding, the political class as well as  the citizens were  shocked, after it was published  that the DA’s John Steenhuisen may not meet his party’s proposed minimum requirement for holding public office – a degree qualification.

could leave current chief whip Steenhuisen without a job because he allegedly only has a Grade 12 certificate.

The hierachy with the opposition DA have spoken in solidarity of Steenhuisen’s abilities, despite his lack of post-matric qualifications.

In a swift reaction from the EFF,  Steenhuisen doesn’t have a post matric qualification.

They had a field day, with #Steenhuisen trending the whole of Sunday afternoon.

His peers tried to come to his defence without much luck.

The hashtag led to another one, #SteenhuisenGoToSchool.

But he’s not the first DA member to get bust for his qualifications.