Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is a spent force within the DA, says 702's Afternoon Drive presenter Redi Tlhabi.
I have no doubt that she has contributed greatly. The DA grew under Helen Zille. That is a fact. But I think she is a spent force.— Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter
Tlhabi advises that the DA should carefully reflect on Zille's current impact within the political party.
Zille sparked outrage on Thursday morning with her controversial tweets on colonialism.
For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 16, 2017
Would we have had a transition into specialised health care and medication without colonial influence? Just be honest, please.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 16, 2017
Getting onto an aeroplane now and won't get onto the wi-fi so that I can cut off those who think EVERY aspect of colonial legacy was bad.— Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 16, 2017
The radio host explains that it was not appropriate for Zille to laud "the positives of colonialism" in a country which has been oppressed by the same system.
She also adds that DA officials should have intervened over Zille's Twitter habits long ago.
Somebody must take that phone from her. They should have done so a long time ago.— Redi Tlhabi, 702's Afternoon Drive presenter
Take a listen to Redi Tlhabi's opinion:
Also listen to DA leader Mmusi Maimane respond to Zille's comments: