Tag Archives | Helen Zille

BOKAMOSO | Let’s unpack unequal opportunity in South Africa

So much of the trouble in South Africa today is that we seem unable to hear each other. Like a disintegrating relationship between two people who used to love each other, our first instinct is to blame, attack, and find fault, rather than listen, empathise and attempt to understand. The difference is that unlike a…

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Restoring our unity of purpose

The following statement was delivered by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane at a press conference in Johannesburg this morning. Helen Zille’s apology follows after the statement. When I was elected Leader of the Democratic Alliance two years ago, I received an overwhelming mandate to grow the party by bringing South Africans of all races together. Since…

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Agreement on disciplinary process timeline

Today, the DA’s Federal Legal Commission (FLC) met with Helen Zille and agreed to the timeline for the process going forward. These details are as follows: By 13 June 2017, all parties must sign confidentially agreements, to protect the integrity of the hearing; By the 23 June 2017, all documents pertaining to the matter must…

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Helen Zille officially suspended

This morning, the Federal Executive (FedEx) of the Democratic Alliance (DA) decided by an overwhelming majority to officially suspend Ms Helen Zille from party related activities until such time as her disciplinary hearing is concluded. The suspension is effective immediately. This past Saturday, DA Leader Mmusi Maimane proposed to the Federal Executive that Ms Zille be…

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DA suspends Helen Zille pending outcome of disciplinary hearing

Note to Editors: the following statement was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press conference following a two day sitting of the party’s Federal Executive (FedEx) in Johannesburg. The Leader was joined by DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme. Yesterday and today, the DA Federal Executive (FedEx) met to discuss and deliberate on…

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DA Federal Executive takes decision to charge Helen Zille

The following statement was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press conference following a sitting of the party’s Federal Executive (FedEx) in Cape Town. Maimane was joined by the Chairperson the DA’s Federal Executive, James Selfe, and DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme. The Federal Executive of the Democratic Alliance has today…

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Colonialism, like Apartheid, was wrong and cannot be justified

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane has referred Ms Helen Zille to the Federal Legal Commission for investigation, following a series of tweets this morning, which may have violated the DA’s social media policy for public representatives. Ms Zille has already issued an unreserved apology for her tweet. Colonialism, like Apartheid, was wrong. It oppressed millions of…

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ANC again shamefully refuses moment of silence for #Esidimeni victims

Before delivering her 10th State of the Province Address, the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, requested a moment of silence for those affected by the Esidimeni tragedy. An uncaring ANC in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) shamefully objected to this, in a bid to prevent it from happening. The DA is both…

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