Motion of no confidence against de Lille could be withdrawn by DA

The Democratic Alliance Council meeting is currently underway to discuss a directive from the party's Federal Executive to withdraw a motion of no confidence against Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille.

De Lille was due to face another motion of no confidence on Thursday, submitted by DA councillor Marian Nieuwoudt, and supported by fellow councilor Brenda Hansen earlier this month.

According to EWN reporter Lindsay Dentlinger, the party's caucus met on Thursday morning to discuss withdrawing the motion but it is yet to be officially retracted.

Read: DA won't let De Lille hold on to her job, predicts governance expert

I met the Mayor down the corridor a short while ago and she is remaining tight-lipped saying an official joined statement will be released by the DA and herself, but it is our understanding that an eleventh-hour agreement was reached last night which entails that De Lille will subject herself to disciplinary processes and in exchange she will remain the city's mayor until such time proceedings are concluded.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

My understanding is that there is a strong divide within the caucus about agreeing to withdraw this motion. There is a strong push for her to go but similarly there are other council members who are making it clear that they are behind Patricia de Lille and that they believe she is the person to lead the city.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

To hear the rest of the report by EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Motion of no confidence against de Lille could be withdrawn by DA


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
(Another) De Lille motion of no confidence set to go ahead, despite concerns

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

City councillors will be free to vote against Mayor Patricia de Lille at Thursday's council meeting.

City of Cape Town unveils million rand Mandela statue

City of Cape Town unveils million rand Mandela statue

Mayor Patricia de Lille and Premier Helen Zille unveiled a bronze statue of Nelson Mandela to mark his 100th birthday.

ANC and DA tracking close together in the Western Cape - Ipsos report

ANC and DA tracking close together in the Western Cape - Ipsos report

According to the latest “Pulse of the People” (Ipsos) study, the ANC and DA pulled 26% and 28% respectively in the Western Cape.

Delays do not mean coalition governments are falling apart - Mmusi Maimane

Delays do not mean coalition governments are falling apart - Mmusi Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane gives a summary of the metros budget press briefing held on Wednesday.

'Infighting can lead to DA losing its position as the main opposition party'

'Infighting can lead to DA losing its position as the main opposition party'

Political analyst Sanusha Naidu talks about the damage internal fighting has on political parties and focuses on the DA.

DA Gauteng premier candidates announced

DA Gauteng premier candidates announced

The DA has announced its list of candidates nominated for the position of premier ahead of its 2019 election campaign.

DA awaits formal legal opinion before deciding to appeal De Lille judgment

DA awaits formal legal opinion before deciding to appeal De Lille judgment

DA's Federal Executive Chairperson James Selfe, says the preliminary opinion they received argues the ruling can be appealed.

De Lille court ruling could have far-reaching implications for DA

De Lille court ruling could have far-reaching implications for DA

Constitutional rights expert Phephelaphi Dube says it could open up all decisions taken by the DA's FLC since 2011 for review.

'The DA didnt follow their own rules in kicking De Lille out'

'The DA didnt follow their own rules in kicking De Lille out'

Eusebius McKaiser gives reasons why Cape Town Mayor and DA member Patricia de Lille won her court case against the DA.

DA and De Lille will both come out 'losers' in political spat - analyst

DA and De Lille will both come out 'losers' in political spat - analyst

Political analyst Prof. Lesiba Teffo looks at the consequences of battle between the DA and Patricia de Lille.

Popular articles
SundayTimes and former ANN7 journalist set the record straight on fake statement

SundayTimes and former ANN7 journalist set the record straight on fake statement

A message alleged to be from formerANN7 journalist Farida Joyce has been circulated on WhatsApp and social media.

JSE shares to buy - and sell - right now (by Aluwani Capital Partners)

JSE shares to buy - and sell - right now (by Aluwani Capital Partners)

Hot tip! Patrick Mathidi (Head of Equities at Aluwani Capital Partners) shares what he’s buying and selling this week.

Does your work suck? A book for people with jobs that drive them to drink…

Does your work suck? A book for people with jobs that drive them to drink…

Andy Golding (Employee Experience Specialist at Still Human) discusses his book “We Are Still Human - And Work Shouldn't Suck”.

We should call it treason! They betrayed the country! - Corruption Watch

We should call it treason! They betrayed the country! - Corruption Watch

David Lewis, Executive Director at Corruption Watch, discusses the effects and severity of corruption.

New laws to compel Home Affairs employees to work shifts

New laws to compel Home Affairs employees to work shifts

Acting Home Affairs DG Thulani Mavuso says these new laws will ensure that the department does its job efficiently.

Eusebius: Agrizzi is no hero for blowing the whistle

Eusebius: Agrizzi is no hero for blowing the whistle

Eusebius McKaiser says Angelo Agrizzi should not be seen as a hero for his testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.

[LISTEN] Caller Poppy confirms Endumisweni Faith Mission Church abuse

[LISTEN] Caller Poppy confirms Endumisweni Faith Mission Church abuse

A caller weighs in on viral videos doing the rounds of bizarre things happening at Endumisweni Faith Mission Church in Mdantsane.

[WATCH] Mosimane's reaction to Moroccan team leaves social media in stitches

[WATCH] Mosimane's reaction to Moroccan team leaves social media in stitches

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.