The Democratic Alliance's Cape Town caucus has voted in support of a motion of no confidence in city mayor Patricia De Lille.
Caucus held a secret ballot to vote on an internal motion of no confidence on Wednesday afternoon.
The Federal Council's Natasha Mazzone says De Lille will now have to make representations to the party explaining why she should retain her position.
De Lille will now have to make representations to the party in a week, explaining why she should retain her position.
The Federal executive must look at these submissions, if these submissions are deemed valid then the Democratic Alliance will take action accordingly.The ball is completely in mayor De Lille's court at the moment.— Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA’s Federal Council
The fact that Mayor De Lille in the public domain has made statements that amount to severe criticisms of the DA and the DA's management of her case, it puts us in a position where we cannot believe anything other than the fact that she no longer considers herself part of the DA. She talks about the DA in the third person.— Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA’s Federal Council
Mazzone says if De Lille resigns as a mayor she will stay on as a Councillor.
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