Johannesburg - Judgment has been reserved at South Gauteng High court in a matter between the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) relating to former DA mayor Patricia de Lille.
A full bench on Monday said it will take time to deliver judgment.
De Lille had lodged a complaint with the IEC against the DA, charging that her former party had used its pre-election telemarketing campaign to spread lies about her.
The DA is appealing the findings of the IEC that found that the party breached the electoral code when it said De Lille was fired from their party, and also to challenge the power of the IEC to order them to apologise.
The DA's legal team argued that the word "fired" should not be read in its literal sense.