Addressing the Cape Town Press Club this week, an unapologetic Zille reiterated her belief that the right to freedom of speech was one of the most important to fight for.
“The federal executive had prosecuted Helen Zille as a public representative. However, considering that she would cease to be a public representative of the DA, the matter became mute,” said DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi.
This came after she commented on a viral video, posted by a Twitter user, of an American poet ruminating about so-called “white privilege”.
In her response, Zille questioned why the black speaker in the video was speaking English to express her views.