Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says she wants councillors to vote with their conscience, in a secret ballot, when council debates a DA motion of no confidence on Thursday.
De Lille took her secret ballot bid to the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday and enlisted the help of Advocate Dali Mpofu, reports EWN's Kevin Brandt.
Mpofu says De Lille does not want to interdict the process, but says she wants to ensure the caucus does not feel under pressure to vote in a particular way.
The DA has accused her of bringing party into disrepute, among other things.
She wants the vote of no confidence to go ahead, but she wants it to take place in a free manner.— Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
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