The party’s interim leader John Steenhuisen has joined those who have criticised her, saying Zille was incorrect in her reference to racist laws.
This was after ANC spokesperson Dakota Legoete called on the DA to discipline Zille.
She had posted on Twitter that had it not been for former president FW De Klerk dismantling the apartheid regime, “the ANC would still be bogged down in the mess of its so-called Liberation camps and infighting.
“They (ANC) had no viable armed struggle to speak of,” the former Western Cape premier tweeted.
“Lol, there are more racist laws today than there were under apartheid. All racist laws are wrong. But permanent victimhood is too highly prized to recognise this,” she wrote.
This week, joint efforts by South African and American activists saw an invite for De Klerk to address a US gathering withdrawn.
De Klerk was invited to participate in a series of interviews that Jonathan Granoff, the President of the Global Security Institute, is conducting.
In response to Independent Media, Steenhuisen said Zille referred her tweet to the DA to determine whether she has breached any rules.
Legoete said Zille has “colonial fatigue”: She is just a damn racist who needs rehabilitation.”