Parliament's acting Speaker Thoko Didiza on Tuesday stole the limelight at the state capture debate in Parliament for her no-nonsense approach to issues arising during the day.
Social media praised Didiza, who stood in for now-presidential candidate Baleka Mbete, who has been the Speaker since 2014.
ANC members took to the podium on Tuesday to voice their arguments in a debate on the institution's duty to investigate and hold the executive to account on allegations of state capture.
#StateCapture Thoko Didiza is Large but well in Charge,So Composed and takes no Nonsense unlike Mbete who is usually all over the place— O Really now (@Clinton37031290) November 28, 2017
Thoko Didiza is so calm yho 😅😅 Buthelezi keeps firing shoots n she is like Yes i can 😅😅..bulletproof that 1 unlike Baleka pic.twitter.com/aKRIZuxQwE— Motaung Wa Ramokhele (@Mathabo__M) November 28, 2017
Last year, the ANC announced Didiza as their mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane.This announcement sparked a wave of rioting against her appointment leading to the deaths of 5 people and the arrest of 40 more.
Folks over on Twitter reserved rapturous digital applause for Didiza.
Thoko Didiza is a much better Chairperson than Baleka Mbete. Firm but fair.— Kgauza wa Lecowza (@KgaugeloSM) November 28, 2017
Thoko Didiza knows her work as the parliament chair unlike some people I know pic.twitter.com/xG8PfmaOfk— TheBrokeBillionaire (@KgosiKevin) November 28, 2017
#StateCaptureDebate. Watching this debate I can't but have absolute praise for the chairperson @thoko_didiza who has handled the proceedings with such fairness. What a difference from the highly incompetent @MbeteBaleka who has become such an embarrassment to Parliament.— Ismail Abramjee (@IsmailAbramjee) November 28, 2017
Thoko Didiza maaarn, yesses!— S'thembile Cele (@SthembileCel) November 28, 2017