johannesburg - The former leader of the South African Democratic Alliance, Helen Zille, has caused uproar by stating on Twitter that colonialism had good sides. Tempers are running so high, according to the BBC that Dill may be put out of her party.
The politician wrote earlier this month on Twitter that the legacy of colonialism ' is not all bad. ' ' Think of our independent judiciary, infrastructure, water supply, etc, '' the party prominently stated, going astray about two years ago as DA leader.
Many South Africans reacted angrily to comments from Zille. ' It's a bit like saying the Holocaust was bad, but that engineers Hitler were fantastic, '' sneered a caller to a local radio station.
The current leader of the liberal opposition party is the riot in his stomach because he wants more attractive to the DA for black voters. The party is traditionally seen as a bastion blank and fears that the Twittering Zille may turn negative in the coming elections.
The party therefore announced Sunday to take action against the politician. It is accused that she has thrown cheapen the reputation of the party. They can be fined, but also put the party. Party leader Mmusi Maimane however stressed that it would be wrong to conclude immediately that the white Zille is a racist. ' That's not the person I know, 'he said.