- Patricia de Lille announced that EFF chairman Dali Mpofu would join her legal team to challenge the DA’s decision to terminate her membership
- De Lille maintains the clause which led to her DA membership being revoked is unconstitutional and was unfairly applied
- Speculation has mounted that de Lille could join the EFF after she attended an EFF memorial service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and now with Mpofu joining her legal team
Patricia de Lille has bolstered her legal team with the addition of Advocate Dali Mpofu. De Lille is challenging the DA’s decision to terminate her party membership in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.
De Lille maintains that the clause which the DA used to terminate her membership and effectively axe her as Cape Town mayor is not only unconstitutional but was also unfairly applied to her.
Mpofu is the national chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and his addition to de Lille’s legal team has once again raised speculation about her possibly joining the party.
Briefly.co.za gathered that since de Lille attended an EFF memorial service in honour of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela speculation has been rife that she could make the red berets her political home once the spat between herself and the DA had been resolved.
De Lille has refused to comment on where her political future lies and said she was only concerned with clearing her name. De Lille said any decision about her future would only be taken after the affair with the DA had run its course.
The DA said de Lille had been in clear violation of the party’s constitution when, in April, she said on the radio she planned to leave the party once her name had been cleared.
The party cited section 126.96.36.199 of its constitution, which reads: “A member ceases to be a member when he or she 188.8.131.52 publicly declares his or her intention to resign and/or publicly declares his or her resignation from the Party,” to justify the termination of her membership.
De Lille said DA leader Mmusi Maimane said in 2015 that he would leave the DA if certain things did not change and yet he was not subjected to the same policy.
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