Western Cape Premier and Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has launched a strong attack on Mmusi Maimane and the opposition party at large. Helen Zille was suspended for her colonial tweets but she is not taking it lightly with the party.
She said the DA has dealt harshly with her because she is white. She claimed the party failed to follow proper party procedures when considering her suspension citing the colour of her skin.
She was officially suspended from the party on Wednesday night.
Zile wrote a nine-page letter saying why she should not be suspended. In the letter, she said black people who shared the same views as her on colonialism were not treated in the same manner.
Zille made her motivation letter public moments after the DA confirmed her suspension.
She strongly said that the DA members are treated differentially on the basis of race.
The DA Federal Executive (Fedex) said the decision was taken by the overwhelming majority and that the suspension is effective immediately.
The party said her public utterances is in connection with colonialism and it breaks down public trust‚ stunts South Africa’s reconciliation imperative‚ and undermines DA’s political projec.