'It isn't over yet' - De Lille to take DA to court over removal, dissolved mayco

Patricia de Lille says the Democratic Alliance (DA) has given her no choice but to return to the courts this Friday.

This follows the DA officially rescinding her party membership. The party's federal executive made the announcement on Tuesday morning.

De Lille's termination means she can longer serve on the city council or as the mayor of Cape Town.

Ian Neilson is now the acting Executive Mayor of Cape Town.

De Lille says she is filing court papers to interdict any reshuffling within the City of Cape Town's mayoral committee (mayco).

She says that says some mayco members have apparently received letters stating they have to vacate their offices.

We're interdicting the IEC. We're interdicting the city manager from declaring a vacancy.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

I'm ready to continue this fight. It's about my human rights and my political rights. It's about showing South Africans that they are all equal before the law and before the Constitution.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

De Lille says she will also file criminal charges against two DA members who reportedly shared a fake 'De Lille exposed' post on social media.

DA MP Natasha Mazzone earlier told presenter Eusebius Mckaiser that it's against the party's constitution for a DA member expresses intention to resign.

LISTEN: Mazzone spells out charges against De Lille

In an interview with Mckaiser in April, De Lille told him she would walk away from the party once she cleared her name.

READ: Did De Lille dig her own grave in this interview with Eusebius?

The DA has accused De Lille of multiple allegations, including misconduct.

De Lille says that she will never give up her right to clear her name and she will fight to protect her integrity.

She says she will only design her political future once she has been vindicated.

ALSO READ: De Lille: I'm not going without fighting for my rights

Mazzone says the DA will cooperate with any court action.

On Friday we will be in court with De Lille and we will abide by any ruling made by the court.

Natasha Mazzone, MP and DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises

Mazzone adds that the party will be taking action against DA members that circulated fake news about De Lille.

Listen for more on what Mazzone had to say about De Lille's charges:

WATCH IN FULL: De Lille responds to DA ousting


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