Ousted Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille is not going down without a fight and will approach the courts on Friday to challenge the DA’s decision to strip her of her party membership. De Lille said she would file papers in the High Court in Cape Town at 10am on Friday, to challenge the constitutionality of the DA clause  on “cessation”. She said the clause was unfairly applied to remove her from the party. She also wants to interdict city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo from declaring a vacancy in the office of the mayor. But Ian Neilson, the deputy mayor who has been put in charge after her ouster, says he is in "full control". “The administration of the city is secure and we remain committed to the work we do to deliver services across the city‚” Neilson said at a media briefing hours after De Lille’s DA membership was rescinded. On Tuesday, the DA announced that De Lille’s party membership had automatically been terminated following her pronouncements during a radio interview that she ...

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