Cape Town – Western Cape Premier Helen Zille tweeted that not all aspects of colonialism were bad. Even going as far as saying “for those claiming legacy of colonialism was only negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc.”
The ANC and EFF called for her head and the DA has launched an internal probe although she apologised.
Twitter users came out in full force to show their disapproval. Here are a few replies to her controversial utterances...
I apologise unreservedly for a tweet that may have come across as a defence of colonialism. It was not.
DA HQ: "It's been a great 2017 so far; we've done good work, built trust with public. Nothing could ruin it now."
Helen: "Hold my drink"
I just want to this moment and greet black DA voters, hello from the other side 🙌🏽 #HelenZille
"How many times have you passed racist remarks and apologised your way out of it? "
Helen Zille : pic.twitter.com/3ptegjtuS2
Helen Zille in the street Helen Zille in the sheets pic.twitter.com/DSChR0suHg
In the words of Beki Cele:
"Zille has a too big mouth on things that [she] doesn't understand." #HelenZille