James Selfe, DA's federal executive chairperson says the disciplinary processes against Western Cape premier Helen Zille not only looked at her original tweet but all the comments she made when she tried to justify herself.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) announced on Sunday that formal disciplinary procedures against its former leader, Helen Zille, have been instituted.
She came under fire last month for defending colonialism.
The investigation was broadened to include those comments. in many respects, the comments were more damaging than the original tweet— James Selfe, DA Federal Executive Chairperson
According to Selfe, Zille has been notified of the party official's decision and a formal notification of the process will be handed to Zille on Monday. The disciplinary hearing is set to take place within the next few days, says Selfe.
Zille has responded on Twitter acknowledging that she has received an email from Selfe notifying her of the action against her. She says she is willing to corporate.
Have now received an email from James Selfe of the DA. My comment stands.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) April 2, 2017
Whatever I hear from the DA I have only one comment: I will abide by due and fair process of SA and DA constitution and the rule of law.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) April 2, 2017
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