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Hellen Zille

Otta Helene "Helen" Zille born 9 March 1951) is the Premier of the Western Cape,a member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament,leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance political party, and a former Mayor of Cape Town.

Zille is a former journalist and anti-apartheid activist,and was one of the journalists who exposed the truth behind the death of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko while working for the Rand Daily Mail in the late 1970s.She also worked with the Black Sash and other pro-democracy groups during the 1980s.In the political arena, Zille has worked in all three tiers of government – as the Western Cape province's education MEC (1999–2004), as a Member of Parliament (2004–2006), as Mayor of Cape Town (2006–2009), and as Premier of the Western Cape (2009–present).

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