In an editorial last year, this publication warned that the DA’s "political solution" over Helen Zille’s colonialism tweets would come to haunt the party. Barely a year later, that warning has proven prescient. The former DA leader’s tweets concerning the families of the Life Esidimeni victims is yet another faux pas that will go unpunished by the party.The question posed by Zille is, of course, a non-starter, as others have written. Section 27, which has been at the forefront of the fight for justice, has already noted the Western Cape premier’s question was answered at length through testimonies during the arbitration process as well as through personal stories reported on by the media. The damage was done in seconds. Social activist Zackie Achmat said he would lay a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission over the matter. In one swift stroke Zille undid much of the points her party had painstakingly racked up thanks largely to the work of Jack Bloom, the DA’s hea...

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