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WATCH: Maimane dragged on Twitter after Zille apology

13 June, 04:16 PM

Years from now, this will be the moment Mmusi Maimane will look back on as the time and place where he lost the plot, writes News24 columnist Faith Daniels.

Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has apologised to South Africans for her tweets justifying some aspects of colonialism. Still, South Africans on Twitter were quick to point out the move weakened DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

"I realise my actions were insensitive to South Africans who suffered under colonial oppression," said Zille. She was speaking at a joint media briefing with party leader Mmusi Maimane in Rosebank on Tuesday.

In March, Zille tweeted that, "for those claiming the legacy of colonialism was only negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water... etc".

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