A suicide bomb attack on Mogadishu’s government headquarters injured the mayor and several other Somali officials on Wednesday, Reuters reported. No one immediately claimed responsibility but Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Al Shabaab, which wants to topple the UN-backed government, is known to carry out such attacks. “A suicide bomber walked into[…]
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has ordered the Democratic Alliance (DA) to desist from saying that Good Party leader Patricia de Lille was fired as Cape Town Mayor. It has ordered the party to publicly apologise to De Lille within three days. The IEC ruled in her favour after she[…]
By Anees Teladia Mayor of Cape Town Dan Plato is mulling over a decision to close Madrassa-Tu-Taliya in Lotus River, in light of calls by the community that any shutdown will severely impact the school. Learners, teachers and parents fear that they may be forced to move after several unsuccessful[…]
Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says she will give her replacement Dan Plato “the benefit of the doubt” to continue the work she did during her seven years in office. “He will be inheriting a city which is well run,” De Lille told News24. “The irony is that,[…]
The Western Cape High Court has ordered that the termination of Patricia de Lille’s DA membership by the party was illegal and invalid. The decision was set aside, and the party ordered to pay the Cape Town mayor’s legal costs. High Court judge Andre le Grange handed down the judgment,[…]
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Federal Executive Council Chairperson, James Selfe says they are prepared to live with the delay in the court case of Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille. It has now been postponed to June 4, because the judges apparently need more time to prepare. De Lille is[…]
City of Cape Town mayoral committee member and Democratic Alliance (DA) deputy caucus leader, JP Smith says re-installed Mayor Patricia De Lille is not fit for the office. Smith was reacting to Tuesday’s high court ruling that granted Patricia de Lille interim relief to remain as the Mayor. Judge Patrick[…]
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the Democratic Alliance does not have sufficient reason to remove her. The DA’s federal executive announced on Thursday that De Lille would be suspended from party activities – pending investigations – and that it had asked her to give reasons why she should[…]
Two years ago, former Western Cape police commissioner Lennit Max lost the battle to run the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape when almost 70% of the delegates charged with choosing a new leader voted against him. Max was the last man standing against Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille[…]
DA mayoral candidate Athol Trollip was elected unopposed as the executive mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay on Thursday. “The people of Nelson Mandela Bay have voted for change. They have endorsed our offer of stopping corruption, growing our economy, to create jobs and for better service delivery,” he said during[…]
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