Helen Zille could again face DA sanction over tweet

Former Western Cape Premier Helen Zille could again face sanction from the party she once led, for a recent tweet about black privilege. Courtesy #Dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Former Western Cape Premier Helen Zille could again face sanction from the party she once led, for a recent tweet about black privilege.

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In response to a tweet on white privilege, Zille said that in her view black privilege also existed in South Africa.

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She characterised this as being able to loot a country, steal billions of rands and still be re-elected to office.

Speaking at Parliament on Tuesday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said steps have already been taken against her.

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"Let me say this categorically, I do not agree with the views put forward by the former premier of the Western Cape. The discussion on privilege in this country is a function not only of our history, which advanced a particular race over another but it’s also a function of what the last few years in government have done, which failed to produce opportunity to be included in our economy," said Maimane.

In 2018, Zille came under fire for tweeting in defence of aspects of colonialism.

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