Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she has accepted a decision by the Democratic Alliance's Federal Executive to suspend her from from party activities over her tweets defending certain aspects of colonialism.
The premier is facing a disciplinary process after DA leader Mmusi Maimane lodged a complaint against her over the matter.
She had until Tuesday to motivate why she should not be suspended from the party.
DA has suspended me. They have agreed I can share my reasons why I should not have been suspended. Here they are: https://t.co/6h6MqdjrOL— Helen Zille (@helenzille) June 7, 2017
The disciplinary process will commence on Friday.
While she says she will "live with it", Zille believe there are members of the DA who may have a personal vendetta against her.
I live with it, I am a person of the rule of law and due process.— Helen Zille, WC premier
Responding to former Leader Tony Leon's suggestion that she step down. Zille had this to say:
Well I am sure that Tony would say that, people know the history. The bottom line is that this is not unconnected.... these are plans campaigned in political parties. I know, I have been there, done that.— Helen Zille, WC premier
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This article first appeared on 702 : Zille responds to suspension and Tony Leon's comments