Embattled Western Cape Premier and Former Democratic Alliance Leader Helen Zille has been in some sort of problem after her colonial tweets.
Mmusi Maimane and the DA has taken a huge step in discipling her by suspending her from party activities but she still remains the Western Cape Premier.
Zille faced hearing with the DA’s Federal Executive on Friday to determine whether she will ultimately lose her membership of the DA after being suspended from all party-related activities earlier this week for her tweets on colonialism.
The meeting was wrapped up quickly, with Zille facing a three-person bench, and a prosecutor in the form of Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, a DA member of parliament.
When Zille had arrived in the morning, she had appeared to show clear unhappiness at having been suspended ahead of her disciplinary hearing. However, she had arrived in high spirits, even breaking into song, Jacob Zuma style.
She remains the premier of the Western Cape, something which has earned the DA strong criticism, particularly from the EFF, which warned this week it would reconsider its support of the party in the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Nelson Mandela Bay metros where the DA rules as the leading party in minority coalition governments.
She has maintained that her tweets have been misconstrued, arguing that she never expressed support for colonialism, only pointing out that in her opinion the legacy of colonialism was not all bad.
Helen said no one addresses her as Madam Premier any more.