Helen Zille under investigation for racism
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By Blessing Mhlanga. 26 June 2020
Helen Zille is in hot water for tweeting that there were more racist laws now than during apartheid, among other controversial tweets, News24 report.
Democratic Alliance (DA) will allegedly investigate Zille's apartheid tweets. The investigation into the controversial tweets of the DA federal council chairperson, Helen Zille is expected to begin shortly.
The chairperson the DA federal legal commission Glynnis Breytenbach said she expected to appoint the team who will investigate the matter on Friday.
In her tweet, Zille also lauded the oppressive regime's last president FW De Klerk for its downfall. This caused outrage in the party, with Steenhuisen saying he believed Zille's claim was not true.
"Only the federal executive or the federal leader can refer matters to the federal legal commission. Not every Dick, Tom or Harry can refer matters," Breytenbach said.
Eye Witness News (ewn), reported that the DA's Gauteng leader, John Moodey on Thursday said federal council chairperson Helen Zille has brought the party into disrepute, saying he could not fathom some of the comments she had made.
People within the party had lodged complaints and opposition parties have called on the DA to take action.
According to Independent Online (IOL), EFF member, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi wrote on Twitter: "There is more racism in Helen Zille's head than there was racist laws under apartheid."