Kohler Barnard appeal against expulsion to be dealt with next year - DA

2015-12-03 15:38

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Johannesburg - Axed Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler Barnard's appeal against her expulsion from the party will only be dealt with next year.

"It is going to be heard on the 14 and 15 of January," the DA's federal legal commission chairperson, Glynnis Breytenbach, told News24 on Thursday.

Kohler Barnard's membership was terminated at the end of October following a federal executive meeting.

Last month she lodged a notice of intention to appeal her expulsion from the party.

This was after she shared a Facebook post from journalist Paul Kirk, in which he praised former apartheid president PW Botha. Kohler Barnard said she did not read the post fully before sharing it.

The section that landed her in hot water said: "Please come back PW Botha - you were far more honest than any of these [African National Congress] rogues, and you provided a far better service to the public."

In September, she pleaded guilty to misconduct, bringing the party into disrepute and not abiding by the party's social media policy.

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