SABC News Western Cape

10 Jul 2018 08:52 -


2 months ago

Westen Cape Premier, Helen Zille's office has confirmed that she has launched court papers in the Ga...

Westen Cape Premier, Helen Zille's office has confirmed that she has launched court papers in the Gauteng High Court to take the Public Protector's recent findings on her tweets about colonialism, on judicial review. Zille had sent out tweets following last year's visit to Singapore stating that the legacy of colonialism is not always bad. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane found in her June report that Zille had violated the Constitution and the Executive Ethics Code by her comments. Mkhwebane recommended that Zille be sanctioned by the provincial legislature. Zille's spokesperson Michael Mpofu says she wants the findings and remedial action set aside. "We maintain that off course these findings were not only unlawful but they have no basis in law, we will be hopefully making sure that the matter is heard as a matter of urgency and we look forward to that."