The DA federal council congress adopted several resolutions earlier this month, including amendments to its constitution, to allow the recall of members in executive positions within 48 hours after they make representations on why they should not resign. Should the DA not accept the reasons given, it can terminate the person’s membership.
The support of the motion of no confidence paves the way for De Lille’s removal as mayor after an earlier one was defeated by a single vote.
According to political analyst Daniel Silke, from a procedural point of view the DA caucus acted within its revised procedures. If the party was procedurally at fault, De Lille could take it to court