The DA clips Helen Zille's wings

The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille have reached an agreement which will see the former DA leader vacate positions on all decision making structures of the party, including the federal executive, federal council and provincial council.

Zille was suspended last week after being charged with bringing the party into disrepute for her tweets defending certain aspects of colonialism.

Daniel Silke, a political analyst, says this resolution could have came much sooner. Silke says the DA made the best out of what was an ongoing mess.

They didn't have to go through a period of navel gazing and damage to the brand.

Daniel Silke, Political Analyst

Read: Selfe: No grounds to remove Zille as WC Premier

Also read: DA accepts Helen Zille's belated apology for colonialism tweet

Silke says the resolution allowed Zille to save face and ending her political career in a dignified manner. Silke believes this issue won't cloud the DA for much longer but may be used by the party's political opposition for leverage.

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