Governance specialist from University of South Africa, Dumisani Hlophe, says the conflicts within political parties in South Africa is a common trend of intra-political struggles.

This follows the Western Cape High Court ruling on Monday that Patricia de Lille should continue in her position as a Democratic Alliance (DA) member, and Cape Town’s mayor.

Speaking on Morning Live Hlophe says the constitution of the DA cannot supersede the constitution of the country.

“If they [DA] try to limit her powers she still has the national and provincial law and also City constitution to rely on to do what she wants to do.”

Hlophe cites the killings taking place in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN )and the political crisis engulfing North West as other examples.

De Lille will be in her position until the hearing on May 25, where De Lille will be challenging the legality of the DA’s constitution.

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