DE LILLE REJECTS OFFER FROM DA TO KEEP MAYORAL POSITION TEMPORARILY OPENDate: 2018-05-10
Patricia de Lille has rejected the Democratic Alliance's offer to keep the position of Cape Town mayor and councillor open, pending the court hearing.
De Lille says that she is still consulting with her lawyers, but she believes she will not accept the offer. Her lawyers received an offer on Wednesday that her position will not be "permanently" filled for the next three months, but it will be filled by an acting mayor, while the parties head to court.
Her lawyers subsequently rejected the offer.
In court papers from the DA, their lawyers have agreed not to appoint a permanent mayor for a period of the three months. The DA added in the papers that if De Lille's application, which refers to the fairness of the party's clause which was the basis of her membership being rescinded, is successful, she can then return to her position as mayor, councillor and can then join the DA again.
However, De Lille rejected this offer. The DA says it’s not offering to keep De Lille as mayor, but her seat will be kept open until the above mentioned of the case are finalised.