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ANC's motion of no confidence in Zille fails

The ANC has failed in its attempt to convince the legislature to go ahead with a vote of no confidence against Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

FILE: Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A motion of no confidence in Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has failed to carry.

The African National Congress (ANC) has failed in its attempt to convince the legislature to go ahead with a vote of no confidence against Zille.

The ANC had called for her resignation in the wake of alleged racist tweets, saying her apology was not genuine.

But Zille’s colleagues are rallying in support of her, saying she has led the province with distinction.

The ANC’s Cameron Dugmore says under Helen Zille’s premiership the victims of colonialism remain oppressed.

“In essence, we have a classic case of conservatism, hiding behind the fig leaf of liberalism.”

But the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s provincial leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says Zille’s performance as a premier is beyond reproach.

“The premier of this province continues to play a very important role in the DA.”

The African Christian Democratic Party's Ferlon Christians said he couldn't support a motion tabled by a corrupt party.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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