- The DA's Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille made controversial remarks about the state capture and former President Jacob Zuma
- The political party's former leader said Zuma was not solely responsible for the country's state capture
- Zille said it is a fundamental misreading to put the country’s malaise down to Zuma and that cadre deployment started before
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CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance’s Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille raised eyebrows with her remarks about the state capture and former President Jacob Zuma.
She was responding to a post on social media regarding Zuma’s term in office and said Zuma was not solely responsible for the state capture.
The tweet that Zille responded to was regarding an opinion article from 2014. Taking to Twitter, she said it is a fundamental misreading to put the country’s malaise down to Zuma. She added that Cadre deployment started under Nelson Mandela, driven by aggressive BEE under Thabo Mbeki, and Zuma used it to complete state capture.
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TimesLIVE reported Zille also said one of the most significant aspects to emerge from the ANC’s deployment committee minutes is they reveal that ‘state capture’ was not a ‘Zuma thing’. She said that state capture remains in “full swing” under President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africans were unimpressed with the DA’s Helen Zille’s comments on state capture:
“Cadre deployment is an international standard every winning political party deploy its own members into command positions of government, but l don’t condone ANC corruption even DA will send its own members.”
“Why is it not mentioned that under the new dawn there is a reversal of the BBE and any policies that are addressing past imbalances?”
“BEE is not cadre deployment, it’s a strategy to reverse the economical exclusion of black people by apartheid.”
“You are also missing the point. Cadre deployment is not a problem in principle. Even the DA practices Cadre deployment. It’s the intentions of doing so and the quality of those deployed.”
DA’s Helen Zille compares US movement, Black Lives Matter, to apartheid, says its ideology will destroy SA
In a related matter, Briefly News also reported the federal chairperson of the Democratic Alliance Helen Zille has once again caused an uproar on social media. The politician shared her thoughts on the American human rights movement, Black Lives Matter and compared it to the likes of apartheid.
Taking to Twitter, Zille shared a video clip of a US rapper discussing the movement and speaking on why he does not support BLM.
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Source: Briefly News