Kohler Barnard to face disciplinary action: Maimane


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 - DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says the party will investigate its MP Dianne Kohler Barnard&39;s social media post in an internal disciplinary process.

Barnard faced harsh critisism on social media after Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula dug up a Facebook post she shared with her friends on 15 September.

The post called the ANC "rogues" and  referred to apartheid architect, PW Botha, as honest.

Maimane described Barnard&39;s actions as "indefensible".

In a Twitter post later deleted from her account, premier of the Western Cape and former DA leader Helen Zille said, "(At Kohler Barnard) Please withdraw that post and apologise unconditionally. It is indefensible, even if you missed the PW Botha bit."

The DA issued a statement on its official website which called Kohler Barnard&39;s shared post inconsistent with the DA’s values.

"DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, has therefore referred this offensive post to the party’s Federal Legal Commission," it said.

The DA reiterated that Kohler Barnard had "already apologised unreservedly".

It said, "PW Botha was a tyrant, who oversaw torture and murder of thousands of South Africans."

For comment from the DA&39;s James Selfe, watch the video above.