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High Court says de Lille matter would be best handled by Electoral Court

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Leader of the Good party Patricia de Lille is fighting for the clearance of her ‘good’ name, but High Court says the case is for the Electoral Court.

Leader of the Good party Patricia de Lille is bidding to stop the Democratic Alliance (DA) from saying it had fired her and she is demanding that the party publicly apologise to her, but the matter has been postponed indefinitely.

On Friday, 26 April 2019, the DA’s Mike Moriarty said the High Court in the Western Cape found that the matter was not urgent and should rather be considered by the Electoral Court. De Lille had approached the High Court to seek an urgent interdict against the DA to stop spreading what she says are lies about her. In her application, de Lille said the DA refused to stop their messaging about her and instead opted to review the Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC’s) decision, which she says was to continue “their malicious lies against me.”

De Lille said her fight was about clearing her name going into the elections.

“My name is priceless. I work very hard and I fought in the struggle for freedom and I know my rights,” she said in Orlando West on Thursday, 25 April 2019.

She said she could not allow the DA to lead the country because it was a party of liars.

“I want to show South Africans that these people are not truthful. If they can lie about me so openly and so blatantly, what more if they want to run the country on their opinion that they have fired me?” she said.

Abenathi Gqomo
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