JOHANNESBURG - Helen Zille seems to have finally gone too far for her party's leadership.
The Western Cape Premier and former Democratic Alliance leader will face a disciplinary hearing over a series of tweets defending colonialism.
For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 16, 2017
And now, she's facing disciplinary action.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane, who succeeded Zille, has strongly condemned her comments.
Let's make this clear: Colonialism, like Apartheid, was a system of oppression and subjugation. It can never be justified.— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) March 16, 2017
Speaking to Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk on Thursday morning, Maimane said: "At this point in time I want to highlight that the matter has now been referred to our own internal disciplinary process that will seek to investigate that particular matter."
LISTEN: Mmusi Maimane reacts to Helen Zille's tweets on colonialism