Helen Zille: DA made big mistake by engaging in race-based politics

Helen Zille: DA made big mistake by engaging in race-based politics

- In a new article, Helen Zille says the DA blundered by engaging in race-based politics akin to those of the EFF and ANC

- She says the party made a mistake by chasing 'representivity' rather than diversity

- Zille also says that the DA attempted to "crush" her following her colonialism tweets

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Helen Zille has aid that one of the DA's greatest errors was attempting to compete with the ANC and EFF in terms of race-based politics.

The former DA leader and Western Cape premier made the remarks in a column she penned for Rapport.

Her post includes several revelations, such as the DA asking her to leave the country following her controversial colonialism tweets.

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Zille says the party pressured her to leave South Africa after the tweet (in which she said that not all aspects of colonialism were negative). Additionally, Zille says that the party had even arranged a sponsor to pay for her emigration.

Additionally, Zille says that she made a fatal mistake as DA leader by attempting to engage in race-based politics, which included hiring people because they were black in order to achieve what she refers to as 'representivity', in contrast to diversity.

She says this move cost the DA votes among right-wing South Africans, Briefly.co.za has gathered. 

Zille also says that the DA leadership attempted to "crush" her following the colonialism tweet. She maintains that this was also a strategic blunder by the DA, as it was an attempt to please a voting bloc that Zille says would never have supported the party anyway.

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Zille stirred social media controversy in recent weeks with her 'black privilege' tweets, for which the DA has referred her to its federal executive council, according to Eyewitness News.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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