White Woman Shakes Up S. Africa Politics
Byline: Clare Nullis Associated Press
CAPE TOWN, South Africa Helen Zille has a sharp tongue and a short fuse, and she doesnt dodge a fight. In apartheid times she enraged South Africas white rulers, and lately she has ruffled South Africas black political establishment.
Having won plaudits as mayor of Cape Town, she is now leader of the main opposition and her provinces premier a striking example of democracy at work in a country that is ruled by blacks but leaves room for white politicians like Zille.
In the April provincial election, Zille won just over 51 percent of the vote to seize control of the wealthy Western Cape province from the African …
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Publication information: Article title: White Woman Shakes Up S. Africa Politics. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: June 7, 2009. Page number: 14. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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