WATCH: De Lille victorious over DA in Mayoral court battle

File: Patricia de Lille, recently stripped of her party membership, took the Democratic Alliance (DA) to court over the move. Video: eNCA

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape High Court on Tuesday handed down judgment in the contentious Cape Town mayorship saga involving Patricia de Lille.

Judge Patrick Gamble ruled that De Lille is to remain as mayor of Cape Town and as a councillor. 

De Lille, recently stripped of her party membership, took the Democratic Alliance (DA) to court over the move.

She was also fighting to be reinstated as Cape Town mayor.

Acting mayor Ian Nielson this week held back on appointing a new mayoral committee in order to allow for the court processes to run its course.

READ: 'Unstoppable' Neilson backtracks as De Lille judgment due Tuesday

The DA has also suspended its discussions on De Lille's position, pending legal advice, FedEx deputy chairperson Natasha Mazzone revealed on Saturday.

 

 

De Lille addressed the media shortly after Tuesday's ruling. 

 

 

The DA has reluctantly welcomed the court judgment. 

The party says this is the best way forward for the citizens of Cape Town.

According to Natasha Mazzone, DA MP: "Undoubtedly the winners here is the City of Cape Town."

 

 

 

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