- Helen Zille has announced that she will be contesting the election to become chairperson of the DA Federal Council
- The former opposition party leader has raised a few eyebrows after revealing her plans
- Zille seems to have raised more than a few eyebrows in South Africa with her goal of putting the party 'back on track'
Helen Zille has announced she intends to make a political comeback as chair of the Democratic Alliance's Federal Council.
Commenting on her decision the former Western Cape premier revealed that 'senior leaders' had approached her.
Current chair James Selfe will be stepping down after a lengthy service at the DA, leaving Athol Trollip, Thomas Walters and Mike Waters to campaign for the top position.
Zille feels that she is the perfect person to get the DA 'back on track' after a period of 'turmoil and distress':
"In recent months, the DA has been through a period of turmoil and distress. As a party, it is important for us to reflect, to introspect and to begin the process of reconnecting with voters. If elected as Chairperson of the Federal Council, my objective will be to support the leadership in its goal of stabilising the party and getting it back on track."
Briefly.co.za reported that leader Mmusi Maimane had been facing criticism over the donation of a Fortuner made to the party by infamous company, Steinhoff.
Maimane himself is convinced that the unflattering information was leaked from within the party, where elements who are 'against diversity' have launched a 'smear campaign' against him.
While Zille gears up to laud herself as the most promising politician for the job, people have shared their views on the situation on social media.
Take a look at what they had to say below:
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