DA still to approve Kohler Barnard punishment


DA Shadow Minister of Police Dianne Kohler Barnard at the SAPS Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on 18 April, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa where each porfolio head presented their strategic plans and budget.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is yet to confirm the right punishment for Dianne Kohler Barnard who has pleaded guilty to charges levelled against her over a controversial Facebook post.

Chair of the DA’s Federal Legal Commission, Glynnis Breytenbach, said that a decision on how to punish Barnard had been reached.

The decision hasn&39;t been made public but has been referred to the party’s federal council for approval.

The former shadow minister for police caused an outcry when she re-posted a Facebook message praising former apartheid leader PW Botha nearly three weeks ago.

She has been charged with bringing the party into disrepute

She has since apologised, saying she shared the post without reading it completely.