Gift an article

EXCLUSIVE | 'Retract or else': Embattled Western Cape speaker threatens DA with court action

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
DA MP Masizole Mnqasela outside the Wynberg Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.
DA MP Masizole Mnqasela outside the Wynberg Magistrate's Court in Cape Town.
PHOTO: Shelley Christians, Gallo Images/The Times

The embattled Speaker of the Western Cape parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, has sent a letter of demand to the DA's top structures, instructing them to retract his termination or face court action.

The court threat comes against the backdrop of the DA filing a motion of no confidence against Mnqasela on Friday.

On Monday afternoon, the DA terminated Mnqasela's membership, saying he made disparaging remarks about the party at a media briefing over the weekend.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Try FREE for 14 days
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
What are your thoughts on the possibility of having permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I'll take that over constant schedule changes
13% - 1491 votes
Why are we normalising Eskom’s mess?
72% - 8190 votes
I've already found alternative ways of powering my home/business
15% - 1703 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.47
-2.2%
Rand - Pound
21.05
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
18.91
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
12.09
-0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Platinum
974.02
0.0%
Palladium
1,623.95
0.0%
Gold
1,865.16
0.0%
Silver
22.35
0.0%
Brent Crude
79.94
-2.8%
Top 40
74,082
+0.6%
All Share
80,241
+0.6%
Resource 10
75,186
+0.7%
Industrial 25
103,461
+0.8%
Financial 15
16,550
0.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE