Helen Zille

Cosatu lays charge against Zille for school accident

Cosatu has laid a charge of criminal negligence against Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an accident at a school in Delft that left two pupils injured. Congress of SA Trade Unions provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich said the federation visited the Sunray Primary School on Friday, following an accident earlier this[…]

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Maimane elected new DA leader

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane was elected as the new head of the opposition party, at the party’s congress in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. “And the winer is, your new leader is, Mmusi Maimane” said outgoing federal leader Helen Zille to the roars and shrieks of the crowd. Confetti[…]

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Zille: My sons toughened me up for politics

Part of Helen Zille’s success as politician is actually thanks to her two sons and the hard time they would sometimes give her. This was contained in a moving tribute Paul, 30, and Thomas,25, Maree paid to their mom on Saturday when she stepped down as DA leader after 8[…]

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Time for Zille to go: opposition

Opposition parties have applauded Helen Zille’s decision to step down as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), in what was a surprise announcement on Sunday. The African National Congress (ANC) and the Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) believes her decision was a coercive one in a bid to[…]

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Zille’s announcement met with shock, surprise

Many of the Democratic Alliance’s federal executive members heard the news that party leader Helen Zille was bowing out for the first time on Sunday morning. DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, who many have speculated will take Zille’s place as head of the party, said he heard the news at[…]

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Zille bows out as DA leader

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille will not be available for re-election as DA leader after eight years at the helm. Zille made the announcement in Johannesburg on Sunday following a federal executive meeting. Zille has led the DA since 2007. The announcement comes a month before the party holds its[…]

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ANC MPL suspended after disrupting SOPA

The ANC’s Western Cape chief whip Pierre Uys was suspended for two days after the state-of-the-province address had to be adjourned on Friday. Speaker Sharna Fernandez put the decision of suspension to a vote after the African National Congress raised points of order, delaying proceedings for around two hours. At[…]

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Zille delivers SOPA at media briefing after disruption

More heavy politics have disrupted the proceedings at the State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Friday, leading to it’s indefinite suspension. This after an African National Congress (ANC) Member in the Provincial Legislature (MPL) raised a point of order. MPL’s voted unanimously for a two day suspension for Pierre[…]

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Zuma’s time ‘running out’: Zille

The Democratic Alliance will not disrupt the state-of-the-nation address because it plans to hold President Jacob Zuma to account in court, party leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday. Addressing around 300 blue-clad supporters outside Parliament, she said Zuma’s time was being eaten up by the “big, blue dog” of the[…]

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