Maimane Unfazed By Ex-members’ Threats

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CAPE TOWN: DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he’s focused on more important issues than his party’s internal politics.

Maimane has until 6pm to withdraw an alleged defamatory statement he made against the City of Cape Town councillors who resigned as DA members.

The councillors say Maimane told the media that they were implicated in the Bowmans report and he must, therefore, apologise in the media. 

“He’s got to apologise by 6 pm, he’s got to do it the same way he accused us… he went out to the media, on live television and accused us. Now he’s got to go back to television and apologise,” said Suzette Little. 

Shaun August, Suzette Little, Siya Mamkeli, Thulani Stemele and Greg Barnardo resigned from the council last week in solidarity with outgoing mayor Patricia de Lille.