Helen Zille

The ANC calls on Zille to step down as premier

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape is calling on embattled Democratic Alliance (DA) member, Helen Zille to resign from her position as provincial premier. This after the DA’s federal executive on Saturday suspended Zille from all party activities pending the outcome of her disciplinary process. Earlier this[…]

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Date set for Zille’s DA disciplinary panel appearance

Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is set to appear before the party’s disciplinary panel on Friday for her tweets on colonialism. This was confirmed on Monday by Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, chairperson of the DA’s federal legal commission, who said it would be a “first appearance”. “They will set timelines.[…]

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DA formally charges Zille for bringing party into disrepute

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was formally charged on Wednesday with bringing the Democratic Alliance into disrepute and damaging the party. DA federal committee chairman James Selfe confirmed that formal charges had been laid regarding her public views on colonialism‚ reported News24. TimesLIVE reported earlier this month that Zille would[…]

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DA to take formal action against Zille

The Federal Executive of the Democratic Alliance has taken a decision to institute formal disciplinary action against Helen Zille, following recommendations presented by the Party’s Federal Legal Commission (FLC). This follows her controversial tweets on colonialism, in which she states colonialism was “not that bad”. Addressing the media on Sunday,[…]

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Zille’s ‘dumb tweets’ biggest headache for Maimane

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 to non-racialism. The leaders, who spoke to News24 on[…]

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Zille plans radical crackdown on alcohol abuse

The Western Cape government has published a draft policy document for public comment proposing huge price increases on alcohol as a means to curb binge and youth drinking, and setting limits for trading hours. The proposed Alcohol-Related Harms Reduction Policy green paper will see alcohol consumers slapped with price increases[…]

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Zille opens SA’s first deaf-run coffee shop

With a deaf younger sister, it was especially meaningful for Western Cape premier Helen Zille to open South Africa’s first deaf-run coffee shop on Tuesday. After eyeing a tower of macaroons on the counter of “i love coffee” in Claremont, housed in a gym, it was not long before Zille[…]

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