A disciplinary hearing of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is underway in the Parliamentary precinct.
EWN reporter Kevin Brandt says journalists are still camping outside the precinct waiting to hear whether the hearing will be opened to the media or not.
De Lille is fighting to have the proceedings opened to the public to assess whether the process is a fair one. But on the other hand the DA officials disagrees.
De Lille says she needs clarity on how the proceedings of her hearing will pen out for the next four days.— Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
She also need clarity on whether or not the public as well as the media will be allowed to sit in on these proceedings.— Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
Brandt spoke to de Lille and says she reiterated the fact that she wants to clear her name and spoke about her disappointment with the manner in which the DA has handled the case.
De Lille says if the DA refuses to have the hearing open to the media and the public she will be asking for a postponement so that she can approach the courts to force them to open it.
I agree - there is a very strong case in my view for @Our_DA #PatriciadeLille hearing to be open to media : first, allegations are in public domain; second de Lille (who has the privacy interest here) wants the hearing in public; third, public interest https://t.co/Sd8BtVGPwI— Dario Milo (@Dariomilo) March 20, 2018
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