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[LISTEN] Helen Zille puts DA on back foot over suspension

| There’s been mixed reaction following what appears to have been a premature announcement about the suspension of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she's written a letter to the DA federal executive council explaining why she shouldn’t be suspended from the party and has sent it to her lawyers first for advice.

This weekend it was announced that the party’s federal executive resolved to suspend Zille following controversial tweets in which she said that there are positives to colonialism.

Zille, however, alerted the party’s leadership to their own constitution, which requires her to make representation as to why she shouldn’t be suspended.

She was then served with a letter to make her representations within 72 hours.

Zille says she is now awaiting a response from her lawyers first.

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