Last year, Mkhwebane found that Zille’s tweets in March 2017, about the legacy of colonialism, constituted an incitement to violence and were in violation of the Executive Code of Ethics.
She had tweeted: “For those claiming legacy of colonialism was only negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water, etc. Would we have had a transition into specialised health care and medication without colonial influence? Just be honest, please.”
The former Western Cape premier then took the report on review, saying Mkhwebane failed to prove that her tweets constituted an incitement to violence.
The Public Protector's office confirms that Judge Malebo Habedi dismissed Zille’s application.