Zille's colonialism tweet violated executive ethics code - PP

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s tweet about colonialism violated the Executive Members Ethics Code.

Mkhwebane provided a quarterly update on the performance of her office and released several reports at a briefing in Pretoria on Monday.

Last year, Zille tweeted: “For those claiming that the legacy of colonialism was only negative, they should look at various aspects of South Africa’s development, such as the judiciary and other infrastructure.”

Eyewitness News reporter, Barry Bateman was at the briefing.

On the finding of whether this violated the provisions of the Executive Members Ethics Code, Mkhwebane finding that it indeed it does. Mkhwebane saying that while its comments are protected by section 16 of the Constitution which relates to freedom of expression, this comment was offensive and insensitive to sections of the population.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Mkhwebane went on to say that section 16 of the Constitution, I quote, was therefore not created to allow anyone, particularly those in a position of influence, to make such statements.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

It has been referred to the speaker of the Western Cape legislature where this report is to be tabled and the speaker is required to take the appropriate action against Zille.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

I can already tell you in a letter of correspondence that Zille has given to the Public Protector, she is going to be taking this on judicial review.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to listen to the full report.....


This article first appeared on 702 : Zille's colonialism tweet violated executive ethics code - PP


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
 Zille: 106 out of 191 clinics in WC 'passed' the test last year

Zille: 106 out of 191 clinics in WC 'passed' the test last year

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille discusses the contributing factors to the current state of public healthcare in the province.

Zille outlines various products and services for those who cannot afford housing

Zille outlines various products and services for those who cannot afford housing

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the housing issues on Cape Town are complex and not easy to resolve.

Analyst looks at different treatment given to De Lille and Zille in the DA

Analyst looks at different treatment given to De Lille and Zille in the DA

Political analyst, Somadoda Fikeni looks at "street fighter" Patricia de Lille and what her leaving the party means for the DA.

[LISTEN] Zille in ANOTHER Twitter spat about colonialism

[LISTEN] Zille in ANOTHER Twitter spat about colonialism

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has been involved in another twitter debate on the issue of colonialism.

Caller: 'De Lille and Zille have reached their sell buy dates'

Caller: 'De Lille and Zille have reached their sell buy dates'

DA Cape Town caucus to table an internal motion of no confidence against Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Zille: Life Esidimeni arbitration a game-changer for 'hamstrung' provincial govt

Zille: Life Esidimeni arbitration a game-changer for 'hamstrung' provincial govt

WC Premier Helen Zille says most provincial governments are hamstrung and face many challenges in delivering essential services.

Popular articles
Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Myrtle Clark and Julian Stobbs, dubbed the dagga couple, have been trying for years to have dagga legalised.

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

Associate Professor of Law at Wits University James Grant says the ConCourt did not define what private use was.

Cape Town dams on 70% for the first time since 2015

Cape Town dams on 70% for the first time since 2015

Cape Town's dam levels have hit the 70% mark but experts say Capetonians still have to be cautious in their water consumption.

'Cannabis should be given the same treatment as alcohol and tobacco'

'Cannabis should be given the same treatment as alcohol and tobacco'

Dagga Party's Gareth Prince on Constitutional Court handing down today's judgment on whether or not to decriminalise cannabis use.

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Should SA review the parameters of affirmative action?

Should SA review the parameters of affirmative action?

Ralph Mathekga says the experience on the ground shows that there is a problem when it comes to framing affirmative action.

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

Spokesperson for Education department says the fact that this learner is still in Grade 10 at 17 may indicate there is a problem.