WC reacts to complaint against Zille

The Western Cape government believes the EFF’s complaint against Helen Zille is baseless.

FILE: Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape government says it does not believe there is any substance to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)'s complaint against Premier Helen Zille.

The EFF claims that Zille and President Jacob Zuma are both guilty of human rights violations and racism.

The EFF's Nazier Paulsen went to the Equality Court in Cape Town on Friday to lay charges against them.

He says both have failed to improve the quality of lives of black women in particular.

But Zille's spokesperson Zak Mbele says it is political posturing.

"There is certainly no substance to it. When we receive notification of the complaint as the provincial government, it will be studied by our legal services directorate and they will draft an appropriate response."

The Western Cape is the only province that is governed by the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The DA has been accused of ignoring the poor while the ANC aims to win back the province in the 7 May elections.