Zille on a path to destroy the DA
FORMER DA leader Helen Zille worked very hard to build the official opposition party.
Zille increased both membership of and voter support for the party.
She also identified young, capable blacks and mentored them. Mmusi Maimane is one of them.
Interestingly, the self-same Zille is now on a path to destroy the very party she worked hard to build. She’s dividing the opposition party unnecessarily.
As a result, the former party leader is fast becoming a liability to the DA.
The Western Cape premier is opinionated and stubborn at the same time. She also loves Twitter. Nothing wrong there. However, she has made controversial tweets that have put her in the spotlight.
Not so long ago, she tweeted that colonialism was not so bad after all. Most blacks were – and still are – outraged by her statement.
She tendered an apology but continued to defend and justify her comment. Last week, the DA suspended her from party activities for violating its social media policy. However, she retains her premier position pending the disciplinary outcome.
Should Zille survive this one, the party willhave created a monster. And it will come back to bite them.
Zille should have resigned from active politics when she stepped down as party leader. Joburg