THE writing is on the wall for Helen Zille as DA leader. The much talked about Mamphela Ramphele-Zille fiasco has exposed Zille as a leader who has run out of ideas and is continuously looking at ways and opportunities to be in the media. Zille has exposed herself in the following ways:
- She is a leader of poor judgment because after three years of talks with Ramphele she still could not see that Ramphele was the incorrect candidate to be the DA presidential candidate;
- After their failed political marriage Zille publicised all their confidential talks, exposing her as a person who cannot be trusted in matters of confidentiality;
- On the day of announcing Ramphele’s presidential candidacy Zille said the DA could now contest the elections as a credible party. Five days later Zille makes Ramphele out to be a villain and a crook.
This clearly depicts Zille to be a highly emotional, sensation-seeking and unreliable person. Zille will have to admit that if Ramphele brought credibility to the DA now that Ramphele has left, the DA can no longer be credible as a party;
- On Friday February 7 Zille tweeted confidential information while in a meeting with President Jacob Zuma, clearly showing she is an attention-seeking individual who is prepared to compromise confidentiality to catch her moment of glory in the media. It is said as soon as Zille takes her left foot out of her mouth she pushes her right foot right down her throat;
- Zille’s removal of Athol Trollip as leader in parliament has cost the DA dearly because it’s clear that Lindiwe Mazibuko does not have the experience that Trollip has, and is causing more embarrassment and damage to the image of the DA.
Zille must be credited as causing irreparable damage to the image of the DA. The signs are there that Zille’s shelf life has expired.
I am convinced the knives are out for Zille from the DA’s conservative white constituency to its billionaire funders. Surely the stage is set for Athol Trollip to take sweet revenge and oust Zille at the next elective conference.
Ethan Troon, Aspen Heights, Port Elizabeth