Helen Zille Articles 2

Prior to entering politics, Helen made a name for herself during the apartheid era as a political journalist. She joined the party in the mid-1990s. Helen served in the Western Cape provincial legislature between 1999 and 2004 (including as MEC for Education), and in parliament between April 2004 and March 2006, when she was elected as Mayor of Cape Town. Helen was elected leader of the DA in 2007.

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