DA takes Mbali Ntuli on for social media post


Democratic Alliance Youth leader Mbali Ntuli speaks at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg, on 15 June 2013. DA held its election campaign for Gauteng at the square. Picture: Lenyaro Sello/eNCA.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Democratic Alliance youth leader, Mbali Ntuli, is facing disciplinary charges, for liking a Facebook post that called Western Cape Premier Helen Zille a racist.

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The party's federal commission says Ntuli breached its social media policy and will be charged, despite legal advice to the contrary on the advice that the evidence against Ntuli is insufficient to secure a conviction.

Ntuli allegedly posted a comment slamming the DA for inconsistency, in implementing the social media policy saying, its former leader Helen Zille had made outrageous comments on social media in the past and faced no consequences.

She added that the party should clarify why some leaders can speak without impunity, while others can't.