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ANC calls for Zille to be axed over colonialism tweets

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille last week tweeted that not every aspect of European colonialism was bad.

FILE: Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says it expects the Democratic Alliance (DA) to act against Premier Helen Zille over her colonialism tweet.

The Provincial Legislature is set to debate the matter next Tuesday.

Zille last week tweeted that not every aspect of European colonialism was bad.

She later apologised, saying her tweet was not in support of colonialism.

The ANC’s Provincial Legislature leader Khaya Magaxa says the party wants Zille to be axed from her position.

“We will be setting our record straight, that there is nothing positive about colonialism. It is the reason behind all our problems as South Africans, especially the black majority.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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