Premier Helen ZIlle

Zille not part of DA’s election list

The DA says Helen Zille is not part of its election list as this is her last term as Premier of the Western Cape. The party has released its list for public scrutiny ahead of the May 8 elections. DA Communications Director Mabine Seabe says they have full confidence in[…]

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Zille slammed for tweet over Life Esidimeni tragedy

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has been slammed on Twitter for being “insensitive” and “cruel” to the suffering of families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy in Gauteng. This after former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke on Monday awarded R1.2 million to each of the families of the deceased and[…]

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Premier meets the MJC over mortuary backlog

By Wardah Wilkinson The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) second Deputy President and Chairperson Shaykh Riad Fataar met yesterday with the Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille to discuss the backlog at forensic pathology services for Muslim autopsies. The premier contacted the MJC, following concerns expressed over the mortuary issue[…]

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No real plan to tackle drugs: RAEL

With increasing concern that authorities are losing the fight in curbing drug addiction, an NGO based in Worcester has urged Premier Helen Zille to immediately establish a commission of inquiry into the substance abuse crisis in the province. The organisation, Recovering Addicts/Alcoholics Empowering Lives, commonly referred to as (RAEL), first[…]

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Criticism of province’s Manenberg plans

The Manenberg Safety Forum believes the Western Cape Governments’ plans to improve Manenberg is not in the favour of the local community but rather a gimmick in the lead up to the 2016 elections. The forum’s Rugshanda Pascoe says that the organisation’s stance has always been that the local government[…]

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Enquiry recommendations ‘doable’: SAPS

A commission of inquiry’s recommendations on how to improve policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are “doable”, the area’s cluster commander said on Monday. Asked whether the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations were practical, Major-Gen Johan Brand said “definitely”. “We and the community of Khayelitsha, police forums, the non-governmental organisation, we[…]

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