Kohler Barnard lodges notice of intention to appeal

2015-11-04 14:23
Dianne Kohler Barnard (File, Netwerk24)

Dianne Kohler Barnard (File, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - Axed Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler Barnard has lodged a notice of intention to appeal her expulsion from the party.

"She can't lodge a formal appeal until she has the reasons from fedex [federal executive]," the DA's federal legal commission chairperson, Glynnis Breytenbach, told News24 on Wednesday.

"The formal appeal will come once she gets the formal reasons."
The notice was lodged earlier this week.

Breytenbach said she could not say when the reasons would be ready.

The termination of Kohler Barnard's membership was announced following a federal executive meeting on Friday night.

This was after she shared a Facebook post from journalist Paul Kirk, praising 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.

- Read more: PW Botha Facebook post caused DA 'massive damage'

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