Helen Zille is not going gently or saying goodnight when she steps down as Western Cape premier after the election. Instead she is gearing up to rage against the dying of the light, repeating her threat on Saturday to lead a “tax revolt” if the Zondo commission into state capture does not result in prison sentences.

Ebrahim Rasool, the leader of the ANC election campaign in the Western Cape, said Zille was “sailing close to treason” by tweeting: “The ANC government has an Achilles heel. Honest taxpayers will not continue forking up billions to corruption. "If this continues, I'm going to be the first to mobilise a tax strike to bring this government to its senses. Anyone who gives them another chance is an accomplice.” Tweeting to her 1.4-million followers on Saturday, Zille said the “core statistic to digest if you want to understand SA” is that there are only 4.9-million taxpayers in a country with a population of about 57-million. “I’m waiting to see how many people get pro...

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