BuzzSouthAfrica has been reliably informed that the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to investigate Zille’s colonial tweets.
SAHRC decided to investigate the Western Cape Premier after it received several complaints about Zille’s colonial tweets.
From our gatherings, the commission’s spokesperson, Gushwell Brooks said they received complaints about the tweets and, that there was no sufficient evidence to pursue a hate speech.
“A complaint was received in regards to the violation of a human right. The complaint said the tweet could constitute a violation of something in the Bill of Rights,” Brooks said.
Now, the commission would send a letter about the complaints to the Premier. It is expected of her to state her case on the issue.
Earlier this month, the Federal Executive (FedEx) of Zille’s party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) decided to punish her for what she tweeted.
Then the DA leader, Mmusi Maimane announced that the party in line with the recommendations of its Federal Legal Commission (FLC) findings during its inquiry into Zille’s colonial tweets, will institute a formal disciplinary action against the former leader of DA.
According to the DA leader, the decision to institute a formal disciplinary action against Zille wasn’t an easy one. This is so because Ms Zille as the former leader of the party and the Premier of the Western Cape, contributed immensely to the growth and success of the DA.
Affirming that she has consistently fought oppression and discrimination, the DA leader acknowledged that it is his job to grow the party and advance its project of building a non-racial, prosperous democracy.
Thus, he specified that he is obligated to protect the project and not tolerate any behaviour by any person which undermines or harms it. “It is my belief that Ms Zille’s assertions did just that, and therefore require action,” added the DA leader.