The opposition parties and its own members are calling on the Democratic Alliance to recall Helen Zille as premier over her recent tweet on "colonialism".
Zille sparked outrage this morning when she tweeted "Getting onto an aeroplane now, so won't get onto the wi-fi so that I can cut off those who think every aspect of colonial legacy was bad".
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has strongly condemned her comments saying, “She is a former leader of the DA and she is speaking in her own capacity and not representing the views of the DA”.
According to Maimane, Zille will face a disciplinary hearing in respect of the party procedures where an attempt will be made to understand a way forward.
This is not the first time Zille has fallen into the Twitter-tornado of scandal. One of the last incidents occurred after Zille attempted to defend the racial classification of patrons at a well-known Cape Town restaurant in 2016 as ‘2 blacks’. Her tweet read as follows:
“Why is it OK to racially classify ppl for jobs but not to identify ppl at a table by their race?”
This latest twitter-storm could see the former DA leader take an even further backseat to the party’s development or potentially a complete exit stage-right from South African politics.