[WATCH LIVE] DA briefs media on Patricia de Lille's future

Cape Town mayor sacked by own party

THE DA may have backtracked on its position against Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille but, behind closed doors, it has brought new charges against her.

During the briefing, De Lille promised the public that the fight was not over because she would be going to court on Friday to seek leave to appeal the DA's decision.

After weeks of confusion and public spats between the Cape Town mayor and the party's leadership it was an interview on the Eusebius McKaiser Show that sealed her fate.

A disgruntled De Lille held a media briefing on Tuesday - just hours after her own party, led by federal executive chairperson James Selfe and deputy federal chairperson Natasha Mazzone - announced that her membership had been rescinded.

In February, advocate Dali Mpofu SC, who is also the chairperson of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, argued her case for a secret ballot in a planned motion of no confidence in her by the DA.

Earlier in the year de Lille had been accused of misconduct by the party, following various allegations against her.

Patricia de Lille has been told to vacate her office and return any City property to the City of Cape Town.

PdL: No, no, no, no, I've said it many times before, Eusebius, you know, the writing's on the wall that people don't want me for whatever reason.

The embattled De Lille vowed to legally contest her sacking.

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In response, De Lille said, "I will walk away".

De Lille must now either resign as mayor or take the matter to court.

The party says that under its rules De Lille automatically forfeited her membership by indicating during a radio programme last month that she planned to quit the party.

Mazzone said section of the party's constitution stipulates that a member ceases to be a member when he or she "publicly declares his or her intention to resign and/or publicly declares his or her resignation from the Party".

Part B includes De Lille's bid to have the DA's clause of its federal constitution read with part C of the DA's federal legal commission rules, declared invalid.

Deputy mayor Ian Neilson would act in De Lille's stead in the short term.

However, while this was happening, De Lille's lawyers were busy serving and filing court papers.

The mayor was criticised for her handling of Cape Town's water crisis and over allegations of corruption and maladministration, leading to two investigations that flawed her conduct.

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