De Lille and DA at loggerheads over a clause in the party's constitution

A court battle between Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and her party the Democratic Alliance, continues at the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

De Lille is challenging the DA for the cancellation of her party membership, while the party argues that she automatically stopped being a member when she announced her plans to resign during a live radio interview.

The DA is basing its argument on a clause in its constitution but De Lille is challenging its relevance.

EWN reporter Kevin Brandt says De Lille's legal team told the court that what she meant at the time was that she will resign as mayor after clearing her name and not resign as DA member.

Read: De Lille to remain as CT mayor, court rules

Advocate Dali Mpofu said that there are no clear guidelines when it comes to this clause in the DA's constitution, making reference to other DA members who made utterances under conditions in which they will resign from the party, saying that the party did not take any actions against them and why are they pursuing Patricia de Lille.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

De Lille also said that this is not only based on the radio interview she did. She also mentioned that she will be making other representation with regards to council votes last week stripping her of executive powers....

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

To hear the rest of the interview and proceeding of de Lille's court appearance, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : De Lille and DA at loggerheads over a clause in the party's constitution


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