Zille's 'dumb tweets' biggest headache for Maimane - Mail & Guardian

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must be “dealt with” for her praise of colonialism and expelled from the party, several DA leaders said on Wednesday. They believed that how the party handled her defence of colonialism would test the party's commitment ...and more »

Advice to Zille – don't dance to the enemy's tune - BizNews

Were Helen Zille to follow Advocate Izak Smuts and political commentator Donwald Pressly's advice to be more considered in her reaction to her vitriolic critics and reign in her feistiness, she may just find herself between a rock and a hard place ...and more »

ANC calls for Zille to be axed over colonialism tweets - Eyewitness News

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille last week tweeted that not every aspect of European colonialism was bad. FILE: Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN. Democratic Alliance · Helen Zille · Helen Zille colonialism tweets.and more »

Ndlozi slams 'fake open letter' about Zille, says it's not from EFF - Citizen

Ironically, the letter still more or less captures the party's view on what should happen to the premier. A letter that was released late on Wednesday purportedly from the EFF calling for the DA to recall Western Cape premier Helen Zille has been ...and more »

Zille's disciplinary will be a watershed moment for the DA - News24

Helen Zille's defence of colonialism on Twitter last week has elicited a justifiable storm of public criticism. On the one hand the tweets, and Zille's dogged refusal to concede that they were wrong (or at least that they were deeply insensitive ...and more »

Zille faces expulsion from DA over colonialism tweets as probe looms - Business Day (registration)

Senior party leaders who spoke to Business Day said her latest social media comments and subsequent writings about them had placed her on a collision course with the party and she would face the harshest possible sanction: expulsion. Zille's perceived ...and more »

Zille to meet with DA's Breytenbach over colonialism tweets - Eyewitness News

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has stated that her tweets, suggesting the legacy of colonialism had some positives, have been taken out of context. FILE: Helen Zille. Picture: AFP. Democratic Alliance · Helen Zille · Helen Zille colonialism tweets.and more »

South Africa: When Is an Apology Not Acceptable in South Africa? - AllAfrica.com

In South Africa, countless examples of politicians behaving badly have taught us that in Mzansi you can do and say as you please just as long as you apologise - even half-heartedly - afterwards. Last week Helen Zille, the Western Cape Premier and ...and more »

EDITORIAL: Zille was out of line - Financial Mail (registration)

After Adolf Hitler came to power, before World War 2, the national network of autobahns was built. National feeding schemes were introduced. Unemployment was reduced from a third of working Germans to zero. Does this mean the Nazis should be given ...and more »

Colonialism wasn't all bad, leader insists - The Times (subscription)

South Africa's opposition party has been thrown into chaos by calls for disciplinary action after its outspoken former leader made comments praising colonialism. Helen Zille said on Twitter that “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was only ...and more »