The Democratic Alliance (DA) has requested Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to withdraw her urgent High Court application to force a secret ballot during a motion of no confidence debate against her next week.

De Lille has been embroiled in allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

DA spokesperson, Georgina Alexander-Marre says any challenge on the matter is premature.

“Should the mayor persist with her application the DA will seek punitive costs award for abusing the court process with pointless and unfounded litigation. It’s also in the best interest of the people of Cape Town this matter is resolved in a democratic manner and it’s for this reason we hope the mayor will reconsider her current course of action,” says Alexander-Marre.

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