WATCH: Zille defends controversial issues during term as premier

The Western Cape premier will leave office in a few weeks. Now she's looking back on a career full of drama. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN – Helen Zille’s decade long stint as Western Cape premier has been marked by a share fair of controversy.

Zille has been embroiled in all sorts of Twitter battles, labelled a racist and to top it all she has even called for a tax revolt if government doesn't deal with state capture.

She has two pending court challenges against public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after she was found to have breached the code of ethics by helping her son borrow tablets from the province's education department, for extra maths classes to disadvantaged matric students.

Mkhwebane also found tweets she posted after a trip to Singapore, had the potential to fuel racial tensions.

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Zille was forced by her party to apologise and banished from party activity.

The Western Cape premier maintains that she was deliberately misinterpreted.

Zille will leave office in a few weeks and while unlikely to return to a leadership role within the DA, she says she's not averse to a governance position.

In an exclusive interview, eNCA reporter Lindsay Dentlinger sat with Zille as she looks back on a career full of drama.