#HelenZille didn't expect these clapbacks to her colonialism tweets
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.
I apologise unreservedly for a tweet that may have come across as a defence of colonialism. It was not.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 16, 2017
DA HQ: "It's been a great 2017 so far; we've done good work, built trust with public. Nothing could ruin it now."— David Moseley (@david_moseley) March 16, 2017
Helen: "Hold my drink"
I just want to this moment and greet black DA voters, hello from the other side 🙌🏽 #HelenZille— Themba Mkhize (@ThembaFax) March 16, 2017
"How many times have you passed racist remarks and apologised your way out of it? "— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) March 16, 2017
Helen Zille : pic.twitter.com/3ptegjtuS2
Helen Zille in the street Helen Zille in the sheets pic.twitter.com/DSChR0suHg— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) March 16, 2017
In the words of Beki Cele:— LUSKY NKOHLA (@LuskyDJ) March 16, 2017
"Zille has a too big mouth on things that [she] doesn't understand." #HelenZille