Stories of Note Bytes from the digital world According to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Helen Zille’s "For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water, etc," tweet "violated the principles of the Constitution".

Law professor Pierre de Vos agrees Helen Zille’s tweet was obnoxious, but says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s claim that it contravened the Constitution "is so legally misguided that it is difficult to believe that a qualified lawyer wrote it in good faith". While Tony Leon says it's "bad and mad in law".

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