Zille looks back at 2013

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has shared her thoughts on the year that was.

Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille addressing the crowds at the Cape Town Stadium during the Nelson Mandela memorial on 11 December 2013. Picture: Stephen Phillipson/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the concert held at Cape Town Stadium in honour of Nelson Mandela will stand out as her personal highlight of 2013.

Eyewitness News caught up with Zille on her thoughts on the year that was.

Several people who attended Cape Town's tribute for Tata Madiba earlier this month say it was a fitting send-off for the global icon with performances by Freshlyground, Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Zille says it is her favourite memory of 2013.

"Everyone came there determined to pay respect to Madiba's legacy and they did that in terms of solidarity, unity, reconciliation and some of the best music that people produce in South Africa. So that was a really big, big high."

Zille says the city's so-called toilet wars and the dumping of human faeces are the lowest points of 2013 for her.

"I think when people try to demean others they demean themselves. The lowest point was when other people were hit with excrement that was thrown at me."