- DA member and Western Cape mayor Patricia de Lille was to face a second motion of no confidence
- However, after a meeting between de Lille and the DA, the motion was withdrawn
- The Western Cape mayor was feeling calm ahead of the motion before it was withdrawn
De Lille faced a motion of no confidence earlier in 2018 but the Western Cape High Court ruled in her favour, according to a report by Briefly.co.za. The DA based their decision on a radio interview in which de Lille stated she would leave the party.
Then eNCA reported that de Lille would be facing a second motion. But on the day that de Lille was to face the motion, it was withdrawn.
Apparently, a deal was made between the DA and de Lille.
De Lille was feeling a lot more confident than expected before facing this motion, and stated that what must happen, will happen.
If the motion of no confidence was successful this time, de Lille would have had to resign as mayor and her committee dissolved.
Ian Neilson would then have taken her place as mayor while the DA elected a new mayor.
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