In a press conference Today, Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Western Cape Premier Helen Zille issued an unreserved apology to all South Africans affected by her colonialism tweet, this follows last night’s meeting of the DA’s Federal Executive (FedEx).
Helen Zille offered the South African public a fulsome and unqualified apology
— Zintle (@ZintleMahlati) 13 June 2017
Zille offered to vacate all her positions in decision making party structures but will remain the premier of the Western Cape until 2019 elections.
- DA Leader Mmusi Maimane: Ms Zille has agreed that it is in the best interests of the party for her to vacate her position on all decision-making structures of the party, including the Federal Executive, Federal Council and Provincial Council. In addition, her political communication from this point onward will focus on matters relating to the Western Cape provincial government where she will remain Premier. If she wishes to communicate on any other political issues, she will abide by the sign-off protocols of the Democratic Alliance.
In addition, her political communication from this point onward will focus on matters relating to the WC govt where she will remain Premier.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) 13 June 2017
DA Zille announcement in short – Zille no longer part of any DA structure but she remains Premier of Western Cape. Offers full apology.
— Mandy Wiener (@MandyWiener) 13 June 2017