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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

@Politics Africa: Sacked mayor gets job back in Cape Town after court ruled in her favor



Sacked mayor gets job back in Cape Town after court ruled in her favor
Sacked Mayor by her own party in a bitter dispute shaking the Democratic Alliance governing Cape Town, Patricia De Lille was on Thursday reinstated be a South African court.
Her victory in court was due to the challenge she made on the party’s decision to strip her of the mayoral job and her party membership a week ago over alleged mismanagement and corruption.
However, Judge Patrick Gamble ruled in her favour, saying “the first respondent will remain mayor” and continue in the job she has held since 2011.
The decision was a fast-track ruling, which will be following by a full hearing on May 25.
Meanwhile, in response however, the DA angrily, accused De Lille of being a bully who was “clinging onto power”.
“De Lille has displayed the utmost disdain for the office… as evidenced by the serious evidence of maladministration and unethical leadership,” it added.
De Lille told reporters that she would go back to her office and continue work.
“It is not all about me. I keep thinking about the people of Cape Town. Therefore we must now bring this to an end,” she said.

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