Best of opinions: Zille's slap on the wrist not good enough

2017-06-13 16:45
DA leader Helen Zille (File, Netwerk24)

DA leader Helen Zille (File, Netwerk24)

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Mmusi Maimane - you are not the one

Helen Zille addressed the nation in what could only be described as the apology that Maimane wanted right from the start. But will she be booted out of the party? Not really. She’s been removed from being actively involved in the party’s decision-making structures. Is she still the premier of the Western Cape? Yes. 

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A slap on the wrist was not enough, Mmusi. Years from now, this will be the moment the DA leader will look back on as the time and place where he lost the plot. It is the time and place where aspirations of higher office slipped through his fingers. It is not beckoning soon, definitely not in 2019, writes Faith Daniels.

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