Western Cape premier Hellen Zille defended herself on Friday‚ telling a Cape-based radio station that she did not undermine former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko. She was responding to claims made by Mazibuko at the Marie Claire Power Summit in Johannesburg on Thursday, claiming that Zille had failed to nurture new leadership in the party — and was doing the same thing to the current DA leader Mmusi Maimane. In her address she said‚ "I want you to remember that women pulling each other down‚ women undermining each other in public‚ is not something that happens in the corporate [world]. It happens in different organisations and it happens in politics." However‚ Zille denied the claims‚ saying she had never undermined anyone. The premier told CapeTalk’s Kieno Kammies that she "absolutely supported her at every level". She also made reference to what might have been a disagreement with Mazibuko. "When Lindiwe wanted to stand as leader of the caucus after only two years in the...

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