Western Cape premier Helen Zille is being investigated by her party because of her controversial social media utterances‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday. Maimane told talk radio 702 that Zille would face a disciplinary process. Zille sparked anger on social media by saying that colonialism wasn’t all bad. “For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative‚ think of our independent judiciary‚ transport infrastructure‚ piped water etc‚” Zille said on Twitter on Thursday. Chairman of the DA’s federal council‚ James Selfe‚ said the party had referred Zille’s tweet to the federal legal commission to “establish whether it has transgressed the DA’s social media policy and if there can be disciplinary measures towards her”. “We trust that the legal commission will act quickly‚” Selfe said. This will be the first time that the DA has formally taken Zille to task over remarks she has made on social media. Zille is known for her provocative tweets which have often raised the...

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