DA spat: Lennit Max could find himself in hot water

Max wants party leaders to call Zille to order & accused her of using & discarding black DA officials.

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CAPE TOWN - Former Western Cape MEC Lennit Max could find himself in hot water with the Democratic Alliance (DA) over a public spat with Premier Helen Zille.

In her newsletter published last week, Zille denied allegations she hired a policeman to spy on her colleagues.

The ANC claims Max and another former MEC Theuns Botha were the source of the allegations.

Max wants party leaders to call Zille to order and has accused her of using and discarding black DA officials.

The DA's James Selfe said, "There has been a number of very serious allegations made by Mr Max in the public media, those are misconduct as defined in our Constitution."

Zille has been accused of destroying the political party.

Max has also accused the Western Cape premier of spying on him.

However Zille's spokesperson Michael Mpofu said it was in fact the African National Congress that accused Max of being a party spy.

"I had an interview and in that interview Marius Fransman was present and in that interview Marius said I would like to put it on record that Helen did not spy on the ANC. After that we were left to ask questions."