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Five DA Councillors accuse the party of racism and resign

25 October 2018 12:56 PM
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Shaun August
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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

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