WATCH: Helen Zille: An 'accidental politician' looks back on 2 decades

- | 5 months ago

A mere 135 votes.

If 135 voters didn't draw their crosses behind the Democratic Party (DP) in the Western Cape in the 1999 election, Helen Zille would probably not have been an indelible part of South African politics over the past two decades.  Zille on Friday spoke to News24 about her career in a reception room in 7 Wale Street, just outside the office of the Western Cape premier, which she has occupied for the past 10 years, soon to be evacuated.

"I was an accidental politician.

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