Cape Town crisis: ANC claims DA trying to capture city council

Cape Town crisis: ANC claims DA trying to capture city council

- The ANC in the Western Cape says there is an unconstitutional takeover of the City of Cape Town

- This comes after Patricia de Lille was ousted by the DA as mayor of the city

- DA leader Mmusi Maimane joined other political party leaders at a town hall meeting in Elsies River, Cape Town to share his views about accountability within the DA

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The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape says there is an unconstitutional takeover and capture of the City of Cape Town council by a factionalised Democratic Alliance (DA).

The City of Cape Town is currently in turmoil and tensions remain high after the DA successfully ousted Patricia de Lille as mayor.

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The ANC’s Western Cape provincial chairperson, Ibrahim Rasool said: "There is an unconstitutional takeover and capture of the City of Cape Town by a factionalised, if not racialised cabal in the DA."

Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC in the province said it would support de Lille’s legal challenge to reverse the DA’s decision to have her party membership revoked.

This led to her being axed as the mayor of Cape Town.

De Lille will be heading to the Western Cape High Court later on Friday to argue her case. De Lille’s legal team has been bolstered by the addition of EFF chairperson Advocate Dali Mpofu.

De Lille is expected to ask the court to reinstate her DA membership for a period of around five weeks, she claims this timeframe will allow her to prove her innocence and more importantly clear her name.

Meanwhile, DA leader Mmusi Maimane joined other political party leaders for a town hall meeting in Elsies Rivier, Cape Town on Thursday evening.

Maimane explained his take on recent events in the city’s administration and spoke about accountability within the DA. Maimane said this week was not a time for celebration, but proved that in the DA it did not matter who you were, you would be held accountable.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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