Last week Alderman Patricia de Lille applied urgently to the High Court in Cape Town for an interim order reinstating her membership of the DA and as Executive Mayor pending the determination of an application by her for final relief against the DA (which is to be heard on 25 May 2018).
At the completion of proceedings on Friday evening in the urgent application, the Court reserved judgment and indicated that it was not in a position to state when its ruling would be delivered.
However, we were informed this morning that judgment on this matter will be delivered tomorrow (15 May 2018) at 13:15.
If the Court had required substantially more time to deliberate, then it would have been in the best interest of the City for a mayoral committee to be announced as soon as possible to provide leadership in the interim. However, given that the judgment will now be delivered within a day, I have resolved to postpone the announcement of the Mayoral Committee.