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Daily Podcast – June 27, 2018

27th June 2018

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille wins court bid against the DA, ANC 'pleased' with court victories over disgruntled members in KZN and Limpopo And, Zimbabwe political parties seek to draw line on violence with peace pledge

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Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille wins court bid against the DA

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The High Court in Cape Town has today ruled in favour of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille who was challenging the termination of her membership of the DA.

Judge Andre Le Grange in a unanimous judgment said the determination by the first respondent that the applicant has ceased to be a member of the DA was declared to be unlawful and invalid and was reviewed and set aside with costs. 

The court found the DA had violated its own Constitution and rules when it stripped De Lille of her party membership.

 

ANC 'pleased' with court victories over disgruntled members in KZN and Limpopo

The ANC is buoyant after winning two separate court challenges brought against it by its own members.
 
The ANC says the victories in the past three days show that the systems it put in place to resolve internal disputes are working.

Disgruntled members from the Eastern Cape and Limpopo suffered court defeats with costs.

Spokesperson Pule Mabe said the national and provincial dispute resolution committees have been hard at work to listen to members and to find organisational solutions to the issues raised by ANC members and structures where provincial and regional conferences are convening.


Zimbabwe political parties seek to draw line on violence with peace pledge

Zimbabwe's political parties pledged to hold peaceful campaigns ahead of July's presidential vote, seeking to halt violence that has marred previous polls, only days after a blast rocked a rally led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa, who came to power after a de facto coup in November that forced out Robert Mugabe, hopes international observers monitoring the vote for the first time since 2002 will recognise the elections as free and fair and end Zimbabwe's isolation by Western powers.

The vote will be a litmus test of Mnangagwa's democratic credentials and will be crucial to unlocking badly needed financial assistance.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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