Zille pleased with Parly praise for reducing WC unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in the province dropped to 19.3%, which is 14 percentage points lower than the national average.

FILE: Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is set to deliver her last State of the Province Address in the legislature on 15 February. Picture: @WCProvParl/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says that she’s pleased to have received a letter from the National Assembly congratulating her for reducing unemployment in the province to the lowest in the country.

The unemployment rate in the province dropped to 19.3%, which is 14 percentage points lower than the national average.

Zille also said that she's taken a step back in campaigning ahead of next month’s elections.

“I’ve taken a step back because I'm not the leader of the party anymore. The leader of the party leads a campaign, not someone who used to be a leader of the party.

“I’m the premier of the Western Cape, I’ve got no role at all in the party but when the party asks me to do something, I do so.”