(Another) De Lille motion of no confidence set to go ahead, despite concerns

City of Cape Town council speaker, Dirk Smit has confirmed the motion of no confidence against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will go head despite concerns around irregularities.

City councillors will be free to vote with their conscience at Thursday's council meeting.

Deputy DA caucus leader, JP Smith says that the DA has decided against dictating to councillors on how to vote.

The decision came after the Constitutional Court's ruling in the case brought by the UDM, which pressured Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete to allow MPs to vote with their conscience in a secret vote.

Both motions will be a free vote.

JP Smith, deputy DA caucus leader

We already dealt with the issue of confidence and there has been voted on that. That is why we are going ahead.

JP Smith, deputy DA caucus leader

The only process that can stop it now, is whether the Federal Executive decides to recall the decision.

JP Smith, deputy DA caucus leader

The next round of voting will take place in council chambers (at the full council meeting).

JP Smith, deputy DA caucus leader

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