The DA has officially suspended Helen Zille from all party-related activities.
“This morning the #DAFedEx decided by overwhelming majority to officially suspend @helenzille from party related activities,” said the DA on Twitter.
“The suspension lasts until such time as her disciplinary hearing is concluded, and is effective immediately.”
Do what is right for the party
This comes after DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced the “initial suspension” of Zille from the political party on 3 June.
“It has become evident that Helen Zille and I hold fundamentally different attitudes about the mission DA must accomplish in 2019,” he said on Twitter at the time.
This followed Zille’s comments about the positive aspects of colonialism which were brought to South Africa.
“Social media commentary and public utterances in connection with colonialism undermine our reconciliation project.”
“Helen Zille has continued to damage the party with communication that seeks to undermine what we are trying to achieve.”
“This has not been an easy decision. But, as the leader, I must do what is right for the party and South Africa.”