Cape Town - In a day filled with drama, and after months of fighting the DA have finally agreed to have embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's disciplinary hearing open to the public.
Earlier, ahead of a council meeting, a motion of no confidence in De Lille was withdrawn as it came to light that she had come to an agreement with the DA’s federal executive over her disciplinary process.
DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi said De Lille had been in talks with party leader Mmusi Maimane and federal executive chair James Selfe had then conveyed those discussions to the party’s Cape Town councillors.
The DA’s deputy federal council chairperson Natasha Mazzone announced the far-reaching agreement the party had entered into with De Lille.
“Both parties have agreed to a speedy disciplinary process, including a hearing which will take place over three days in August. In line with this agreement, a motion of no confidence which was set down for today has been withdrawn in the City of Cape Town council meeting,” said Mazzone.