Helen Zille’s advocate has argued that public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane “didn’t make any objective assessment” of the former DA leader's controversial tweets on colonialism and instead relied on evidence about outraged public reaction to find that she had violated the constitution. 

Sean Rosenberg argued in the high court in Pretoria on Wednesday that Mkhwebane had unlawfully limited the constitutional right to freedom of expression with her report on Zille’s 2017 tweets, by finding that the tweets were prohibited under the prescripts of the constitution.

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