Housekeeping technicalities hold up start to de Lille's disciplinary hearing

The second day of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's disciplinary hearing is currently underway in the Parliamentary precinct.

According EWN reporter Kevin Brandt, DA officials, the mayor and her legal team are still discussing technical issues on how the hearing will pan out.

Read: De Lille to approach the courts if disciplinary hearing not open to media

De Lille has been adamant that she wants the hearing to be opened to members of the media and the public.

Brandt says a decision is yet to be made on whether the media will be allowed to be part of the proceedings.

There are no specific details with regards to the key issue that the mayor is passionate about, wanting these proceedings to be opened to the public as well as the media.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

She says she has nothing to hide and she sees this as an opportunity to clear her name.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

Brandt says de Lille is confident that she will clear her name during these hearings.

She says she's the victim of a political conspiracy aimed at removing her from her position as mayor.

The DA has set aside four days to deal with charges levelled against de Lille.

To hear the rest of the report by Kevin Brandt, listen below:


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