Zille responds to suspension and Tony Leon's comments

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she has accepted a decision by the Democratic Alliance's Federal Executive to suspend her from from party activities over her tweets defending certain aspects of colonialism.

The premier is facing a disciplinary process after DA leader Mmusi Maimane lodged a complaint against her over the matter.

READ: Zille won't admit to misconduct until she gets a hearing

ALSO READ: Helen Zille should step down - former DA leader Tony Leon

She had until Tuesday to motivate why she should not be suspended from the party.

The disciplinary process will commence on Friday.

While she says she will "live with it", Zille believe there are members of the DA who may have a personal vendetta against her.

I live with it, I am a person of the rule of law and due process.

Helen Zille, WC premier

Responding to former Leader Tony Leon's suggestion that she step down. Zille had this to say:

Well I am sure that Tony would say that, people know the history. The bottom line is that this is not unconnected.... these are plans campaigned in political parties. I know, I have been there, done that.

Helen Zille, WC premier

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