Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela has shrugged off rumblings by some delegates regarding the absence of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille from the party’s national elective conference currently under way in Pretoria.
The party, which is investigating De Lille, has barred her from attending any party activities until disciplinary proceedings against her are completed.
Several delegates at the conference have expressed their unhappiness saying that De Lille is innocent until proven guilty and should have been allowed to attend. Madikezela says that such concerns are unfounded.
“She is not the first person by the way not to be part of a political gathering because of conditions imposed by the Federal Legal Commission,” says Madikizela.
He says the party has a process and a constitution that it follows.
“If you are not happy with a particular clause in the constitution you are given an opportunity to make a submission so that it becomes part of the discussion we will have here. So if there are particular people who are unhappy about a clause in the constitution they were given an opportunity to make a submission,” says Madikizela.
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