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.
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
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