"City could be placed under admin if motion swings in De Lille's favour"

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is set to face a motion of no confidence at a special council meeting scheduled for Thursday.

The DA council caucus decided late last month that they have lost confidence in her as she has been embroiled in alleged scandals.

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that the Speaker can exercise his discretion to decide whether the motion should be conducted by secret ballot following De Lille's application to the courts demanding that DA members in the council caucus be able to vote as they please through a secret ballot.

Political analyst Sanusha Naidu says she thinks the situation could go either way and that De Lille could swing things to her favour.

There's about 154 councilors from the DA and of that number there are rumours that there is a possibility of about 40 -50 that she could gain support from. Now this complicates the DA's so called calculations.

Sanusha Naidu, Political analyst

This means they would have to think about how opposition members in council would vote in terms of the motion.

Sanusha Naidu, Political analyst

If Patricia de Lille manages to swing it a little bit in the context of the debate, it's going to be an interesting set of issues that the DA has to fix because it has to face the same questions that it raises about the ANC.

Sanusha Naidu, Political analyst

Naidu says if it happens that de Lille has an advantage and comes out with a victory, this will complicate the city becasue that would mean there is fluidity within the city.

Her own party has lost confidence in her and credibility so obviously it is going to complicate the whole process.

Sanusha Naidu, Political analyst

There is a possibility that the City of Cape Town could end up being placed under administration if she wins.

Sanusha Naidu, Political analyst

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