CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape High Court is due to rule on Wednesday on Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s status within the Democratic Alliance (DA).
The outcome will also impact on her mayoralty, which was restored by the High Court pending the outcome of this application.
Earlier in June the mayors lawyers and DA counsel squared off in court over the party’s attempts to kick her out of the party based on remarks she made in a radio interview on CapeTalk and Talk Radio 702, that she will be leaving the party.
The party has been in conflict with the Cape Town mayor for over a now after allegations of misconduct in the City of Cape Town.
De Lille has maintained that the DA has incorrectly applied its own constitution when it invoked its cessation clause to end her membership after she indicated on the Eusebius McKaiser Show that she planned to resign from the party once she had cleared her name.
The DA, meanwhile, says if any member has ever expressed their intentions to leave the party it goes against their constitution and is grounds for membership to be terminated.
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