Dianne Kohler Barnard's expulsion is lifted, with conditions
Dianne Kohler Barnard was ordered to resign from all elected positions except her position as MP.
JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA)'s Dianne Kohler Barnard's expulsion has been lifted, with conditions.
Kohler Barnard needs to pay R20,000 to an NGO that does work for reconciliation and restitution among persons disadvantaged by apartheid.
Kohler Barnard was kicked out of the DA in October after she shared a post on Facebook which suggested that public services in South Africa were better during apartheid.
The Parliamentarian has been ordered to resign from all elected positions in the DA except her position as Member of Parliament.
MP Glynnis Breytenbach says she will also have to attend a course on how to use social media responsibly.
"She keeps her seat as an MP but her seat as a whip and other party memberships she holds -she will have to resign."
Breytenbach says the Federal Legal Commission carefully considered all the submissions made by all parties since this morning and the party is pleased with the outcome.
The DA added that the decision by the party's federal legal commission to lift her expulsion with certain conditions proves the party is transparent and takes action when needed.