Malema and other politicians react to the return of Helen Zille

Malema and other politicians react to the return of Helen Zille

- Helen Zille is back to business, emerging victorious from the election to become the DA's federal council chairperson

- The lead up to the election was jam-packed with political point-scoring and speculation

- Some of South Africa's politicians have announced their opinions on the matter

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Helen Zille is officially back in the Democratic Alliance, this time not as the leader or premier, but the chair of the federal council. reported that three other politicians had put their name up for consideration, including Athol Trollip who had claimed Zille's time in politics had already come and gone.

Imagine his surprise when his peers voted the allegedly outdated Zille back into the mix, even Mmusi Maimane wasn't his usual composed self during a press briefing to announce the victory.

READ ALSO: Zille elected into top DA job: Herman Mashaba hints at resignation

In response to the matter, politicians shared their views on social media. EFF leader Julius Malema threw some shade Trollips way, posting:

Michael Waters, one of the other DA candidates, wished Zille well saying that race had no part to play in the future of the party:

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula thinks this development signals the end for Mmusi Maimane:

Floyd Shivambu tool the chance to jab at Solly Malatsi, who had posted a snap of his outfi

While external politicians have their own reasons for doubting Zille's motives for returning, a DA member is apparently set to cut ties with the party altogether over Helen's return.

Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has announced a press briefing, where he is expected to resign from the party according to sources within the opposition party.

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