- DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, confirmed that the party would take Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, to task for her recent social media outbursts
- Zille sparked a public outcry when she shared tweets regarding black privilege during last week
- The DA federal executive will address the issue with Zille and 2 other MPs have also come under fire for their social media activity
Outgoing Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, is no stranger to controversy, but her recent social media posts have landed her in hot water.
Zille caused a huge public outcry when she shared tweets in relation to black privilege and used the idea of looting in her analogy.
DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, has now revealed that the party would be taking action against Zille over the controversial tweets.
TimesLIVE reported that Maimane confirmed that the DA federal executive would address the issue with the premier.
Maimane said, "The appropriate steps have been taken in this regard.”
He added: We'll resume the process and I've certainly engaged on this subject because we don't share the same views on the matter.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that Maimane criticised MPs engaging in political debates via social media.
Zille’s hard-hitting tweet invoked a strong reaction and many South Africans took exception.
The premier previously caused a stir in 2017 as well when she shared some pro-colonialism remarks via social media.
The DA federal legal commission (FLC) charged her with bringing the party into disrepute and a suspension was imposed.
DA chief whip, John Steenhuisen, also confirmed that two other MPs were being reviewed by the FLC.
MP Ghaleb Cachalia and MP Gwen Ngwenya have landed themselves in hot water for controversial tweets shared over the past week.
Steenhuisen was quite frank with his assessment when he said: "Let me be clear, we may be a party of individuals but also we are a team here in parliament. And when damage is done by some individual in his personal capacity who is himself a public representative, you can't claim it was done in a private capacity because it has impact on the organisation.”
Maimane also confirmed that the DA would reignite their efforts in getting public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane removed from office.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on her report on the Vrede Dairy project that was set aside by the High Court in Pretoria.
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