Floyd Shivambu now a master

04 December 2014 - 15:11 By Times LIVE
Floyd Shivambu. File photo.
Floyd Shivambu. File photo.
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The Economic Freedom Fighters' chief whip Floyd Shivambu has just completed a masters degree in political studies at the University of Witwatersrand.

According to the graduation list for Wits' department of humanities, Shivambu's research report was titled South Africa's negotiated transition from apartheid to an inclusive political system: What capitalist interests reigned supreme?

During his time at the university, Shivambu served as the president of the Student's Representative Council from 2004-2005, Students Representative of Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (2006–2007), and Board Member of the National Students' Financial Aid Scheme (2008–2012).

He served as a spokesperson for the ANC Youth League from 2008 to 2012, when he was expelled.

"I find the decision hilarious because in all the public statements I have made since my suspension from the ANC, I have unequivocally said that I give away my membership of the Zuma African National Congress (ZANC) and consequently the ZANC Youth League," he said at the time.

Following his time at the ANC Youth League, he became a founding member of the EFF, serving as the member of its 'central command team' in charge of Research, Policy and Political Education.

He became a member of Parliament on the EFF ticket in 2014, but has been suspended for 30 days, after the party chanted "pay back the money" at President Jacob Zuma on 21 August.

The party has indicated that it won't be apologising, and is in fact approaching the courts over the suspension.

"The court will confirm that the EFF went through a Kangaroo Court in serious violation of principles of natural justice," The EFF said in a statement.