Streaming issues? Report here
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Best of Talk
See full line-up
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

Five DA Councillors accuse the party of racism and resign

25 October 2018 12:56 PM
Tags:
Cape town mayor patricia de lille
Shaun August
charges against Patricia de Lille
Shaun August resigned as both the party's Chief Whip and as a DA member along with four other councillors in support of De Lille.

DA Councilor Shaun August resigned as both the party's Chief Whip and as DA member along with four other councillors during Patricia de Lille's last council meeting as mayor of Cape Town.

August resigned to show support to De Lille, saying he can no longer tolerate the manner in which the DA has treated her.

Other Council members that resigned include Siya Mamkeli, Suzette Little, Greg Bernado and Thulani Stemela. They have accused the party of racism.

EWN reporter Kevin Brandt says a lot has been happening at this council meeting - a lot of surprises.

Read: DA's political settlement with De Lille backfires, she might not resign

There's been a lot of movement in a very short space of time within the City of Cape Council chambers.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

Suzette Little, a mayoral committee member within the City of Cape Town said that the DA's slogan of freedom, fairness, and opportunity, said that she has come to realise that these are only slogans to sell themselves to the community.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

She accuses the party of being an exclusive club that is only there for a select few members.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

Brandt says other councillors have also indicated that they might also walk away from the party.

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


25 October 2018 12:56 PM
Tags:
Cape town mayor patricia de lille
Shaun August
charges against Patricia de Lille

More from Politics

Panyaza Lesufi takes a swipe at private Afrikaans university under construction

16 September 2019 10:23 AM

Gauteng Education MEC says there is no room in a non-racial South Africa for reminders of apartheid.

Read More arrow_forward

Condolences pour in for deputy minerals minister Bavelile Hlongwa

14 September 2019 9:34 AM

The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources died in a car crash on Friday. The details surrounding the crash remain unclear.

Read More arrow_forward

Teacher gives girl pupils a lesson on basic car maintenance

13 September 2019 6:08 PM

A Facebook post has put the Wykeham Collegiate private school for girls in Pietermaritzburg in the limelight.

Read More arrow_forward

[LISTEN] I intend to go back to work, my name must be cleared - Peter Moyo

13 September 2019 5:30 PM

The fired Old Mutual CEO has responded to board chair Trevor Manuel's claims made in a media briefing on Friday.

Read More arrow_forward

Gauteng residents asked to be mindful of depleting dam levels

13 September 2019 4:24 PM

Residents have been urged to adapt accordingly as the Integrated Vaal River System is also negatively impacted by the decline.

Read More arrow_forward

Nelson Chamisa calls on Zimbabweans to forgive Mugabe

13 September 2019 4:07 PM

The MDC president says this is not the time to score 'cheap' political points and that due regard must be given to the statesmen.

Read More arrow_forward

'A day like today indicates how fractured we are as a country' #SandtonShutdown

13 September 2019 1:38 PM

JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King received a memorandum from demonstrators on Friday and says women's demands will not fall on deaf ears.

Read More arrow_forward

'Queer bodies are falling through the cracks in this conversation'

13 September 2019 12:15 PM

Activist Nolwazi Tusini gives her critique of the #SandtonShutdown and the conversation around gender-based violence.

Read More arrow_forward

SA justice system was not weakened by chance, it was systematic - Cele

13 September 2019 9:10 AM

Police Minister says the country needs to move away form moral degeneration and put families first.

Read More arrow_forward

Fact-checking Robert Mugabe's legacy

13 September 2019 8:36 AM

ZimFacts head Cris Chinaka weighs in on the impact of the former Zimbabwean president on the country and its people.

Read More arrow_forward