Helen Zille has accused the Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane of not complying with its own constitution.
She took to social media to air her views.
She said there was a contradiction in the letter she received from party chair, James Selfe, and Mmusi Maimane’s announcement on Saturday.
Maimane announced Zille’s suspension on Saturday during a press briefing in Kempton Park.
The Western Cape Premier said the suspension did not comply with Section 3.6.3 of the DA’s own federal constitution which required that she be given time to make representations on the matter.
Maimane said that it was clear that he and Zille did not share the same views on the party going forward.
The DA leader highlighted how difficult it was making such a decision.
Zille said she had apologised. She also said that she will not plead guilty to charges of misconduct which she never committed.
She said that the reasons Maimane gave for her suspension was not the full story.
Zille does not accept that the party has a right to suspend her before the hearings.
She also said that she won’t be bullied into resigning or incriminating myself.