The Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Executive (FedEx) is expected to clarify the impasse regarding the validity of the appointment of Natasha Mazonne to the position of the party’s Deputy Federal Executive chairperson.
This follows the threat of a court action by DA Member of the Gauteng Legislature Khume Ramulifho to challenge Mazonne’s appointment that followed the party’s national conference in April.
The DA’s FedEx will address the media on Saturday – after holding its executive meeting to reflect on inter-party and national issues.
Ramulifho has obtained legal advice which supported his claim that the appointment of Natasha Mazonne as party’s Deputy Federal Executive chairperson was invalid.
The ball is now in the court of the party’s top brass to resolve the issue which has caused a major fallout between senior leaders.
The DA’s leadership is also expected to respond to the furore regarding the protracted legal battle with the City of Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille.
On Friday, the City’s General Appeals Committee ruled that the city will fund lawyers for De Lille’s internal hearings.
De Lille faces disciplinary hearings in the DA-controlled council relating to allegations of maladministration and appointment of staff.
She’s currently awaiting a judgment in her High Court challenge to her expulsion from the DA.
De Lille’s legal team argued that her expulsion from the party was illegal and unconstitutional.
The DA caucus recently voted to strip her of her executive powers.