The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that its Federal Executive resolved last night to endorse the finding of its Federal Legal Commission that Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille’s membership had ceased as of 26 April.
On the day, De Lille was on 702 with Eusebius McKaiser. She on two occasions indicated she intended to resign from the DA.
In the meanwhile, Ms #DeLille
took part in a radio interview with Eusebius McKaiser on Radio 702 on 26 April 2018.
In the course of this interview, Ms de Lille on two occasions indicated that she intended to resign from the DA.
See the conversation below: pic.twitter.com/WvE2a3ga88
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) May 8, 2018
During a press briefing this morning, the party’s federal chairperson, James Selfe, said the DA Constitution provides, in section 18.104.22.168 that: “A member ceases to be a member when he or she 22.214.171.124 publicly declares his or her intention to resign and/or publicly declares his or her resignation from the Party.”
“We wish Ms de Lille well in her future endeavours and thank her for the service she has given the Party,” Selfe said.
The party added that the deputy mayor of Cape Town will be the acting mayor in the city.
This is a developing story.