- Helen Zille recently addressed students of the Stellenbosch University and said South Africa could become another Zimbabwe
- When asked about her colonialism tweets, Zille said she thinks colonialism is bad but parts of its legacy have its uses
- Zille got herself into hot water in the past by seemingly defending the use of colonialism
Despite getting into trouble when she tweeted about colonialism, Helen Zille continues to say parts of its legacy are useful.
The Western Cape premier addressed the crowd at an event organised by students of Stellenbosch University.
During her speech, Zille encouraged listeners to never be afraid of using freedom of speech non-violently.
When asked about her infamous colonialism tweets, Zille said that while she thinks colonialism in itself was bad, some aspects of its legacy has its uses.
She then said that South Africa is standing before a choice and it could become "another Zimbabwe".
It is believed the premier was referring to the land expropriation issues currently causing divides in the country.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on how public prosecutor Mkhwebane found that Zille’s tweet about colonialism violated the Constitution. Her reason: It is capable of stirring up racial violence.
Zille has since apologised for her tweets that upset so many people.
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