Mayor of Mogadishu, officials injured in suicide attack on Somalia govt HQ – report

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[…]

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IEC orders DA to apologise to De Lille

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[…]

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Mayor mulls over madrassa closure

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[…]

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Court rules in De Lille’s favour against the DA

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,[…]

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June 4 judgment day for De Lille

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[…]

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De Lille not fit to hold office: Smith

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[…]

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Lennit Max up for DA leader post

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[…]

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Athol Trollip elected NMB mayor in ‘vote for change’

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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