Court rules against DA interdict

2012-09-12 22:19

Johannesburg - The Western Cape High Court ruled on Wednesday against an urgent interdict for the Democratic Alliance to reinstate one of its members, the party said.

"The DA in Bitou welcomes the decision of the... court to dismiss with costs Mr Johann Brummer's application for an interim interdict to be reinstated as a DA member and a member of the Bitou local municipality council," it said in a statement.

"The court found that the DA had acted fairly in its handling of the matter.

"Every member of the DA is bound by the party's constitution and Mr Brummer is no exception to this."

It said Brummer was overdue on a debt payment and had been provided with opportunities to resolve the matter.

"Brummer failed to fulfil his financial obligations to the party and automatically lost his DA membership."

The party said he was not the first public representative of the DA whose membership was terminated because of a failure to fulfil financial obligations to the party.

"While the DA's public representatives are generally well-informed of and respect their party obligations, a small proportion of the DA's elected councillors have not paid their candidate fees," it said.

  • lsfreak - 2012-09-12 22:37

    I think the "Title" of this article is very misleading :/

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-09-13 06:39

      $hit you can say that again! At least the DA holds their members accountable! - 2012-09-13 09:45

      I guess Karl Niehaus isn't going to apply for DA membership anytime soon..

      peter.krummeck.3 - 2012-09-13 15:06

      @Isfreak: Yes: deliberately misleading! The media generally welcomes any opportunity to make the DA look bad.

  • pws69 - 2012-09-13 07:49

    Brummer, you are the weakest link. Goodbye. @SAPA, who wrote the misleading headline?

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