Helen Zille's colonialism tweet ‘violated Constitution’
Mkhwebane found that Zille acted in a manner that was inconsistent with the integrity of her office and that she violated the principles of the Constitution and divided society on racial grounds
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is likely to take on judicial review a report by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, which found she had violated the executive ethics code when she tweeted about colonialism. Mkhwebane on Monday released her report into Zille following a complaint lodged in July 2017 after she tweeted that there were some positives that emanated from colonialism. She found Zille acted in a manner that was inconsistent with the integrity of her office, she violated the principles of the Constitution and divided society on racial grounds. "The tweet has brought back a lot of pain and suffering to victims of apartheid and colonialism in SA. She celebrated the oppression, exploitation, racism and poverty which are a direct result of [the] legacy of colonialism," Mkhwebane told journalists in Pretoria. "She failed to act in good faith and in the best interest of good governance by making such statements."
She said Zille’s actions did not comply with what was expec...