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Helen Zille, Queen of South Africa’s alt-right

By Carien du Plessis
Posted on Friday, 10 September 2021 09:00

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille arrives for President Jacob Zuma's Sate of the Nation address at the opening session pf Parliament in Cape Town, February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Prominent South African opposition leader Helen Zille has attacked South Africa's highest court and the electoral commission (IEC) ahead of what could be the most difficult local government poll for her party in over two decades. The elections date has been set for 1 November.

“The ANC’s withdrawal from the Electoral Court indicates that they have been tipped off that the IEC’s application to postpone the election [to February 2022] was successful,” she wrote in a tweet. “If information is leaking from the Concourt to the ANC, it is nothing short of a Constitutional crisis.”