AS IT HAPPENED: Helen Zille takes on critics in debate over tweets

2017-03-28 14:18

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille faces questions about her tweets on colonialism in the legislature.


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28 Mar 18:15

An unrepentant Helen Zille believes a debate on colonialism should not be shut down.

The Western Cape premier was the last speaker in a snap debate in the provincial legislature over her recent tweets, which were seen to be lauding aspects of colonialism.

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We can't shut down this debate - Zille warns about the "slippery" scapegoating slope

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Zille says ANC is scape-goating minorities to hide their failure to manage the country

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Watch the Live stream of the debate here

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Zille says her father fought apartheid, mother was in the Black Sash

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Zille says she identifies with humiliation as her family came to South Africa escaping German Nazis

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Zille now references Steve Biko

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Zille holds up school history book, quotes positive effects of colonisation from the book: page 182

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Zille won't take questions from the opposition

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Speaker calls DA MEC to stop engaging, Zille complains about having to read "half sentences" taking too much time

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Speaker sounds exasperated after expelling ANC MPL Dyantyi from the House

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Speaker orders ANC MPL Richard Dyantyi to leave the House

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Zille says only 10 countries have never been colonised

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Premier Helen Zille giving MPLs a language lesson

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We're back

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Suspended until drama in the public gallery can be resolved

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Debate with a man in the gallery

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Zille gets up to speak, has to sit down again

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Zille gives Schafer visible acknowledgement at the end of the speech

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Speaker compares member of the legislature to a crèche

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Schafer throws both Zuma and Minister Bathabile Dlamini under the bus for breaking oath of office

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