Talking Point 28.3.2017 08:15 am

Helen Zille’s folly and the simplicities of debate

It’s a tragedy if Zille’s remarkable career goes down in flames for a momentary indiscretion. All the same…

It’s remarkable how a South African politician as intelligent as Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape and former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), did something so unutterably stupid. I am referring, of course, to her notorious tweet stating that not everything about colonialism was bad.

Helen Zille’s folly and the simplicities of debate
Helen Zille’s folly and the simplicities of debate

Helen Zille’s folly and the simplicities of debate

It’s a tragedy if Zille’s remarkable career goes down in flames for a momentary indiscretion. All the same…

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