Sassman bid rejected by Cape High Court
28 August 2007
A Cape Town City councillor, David Sassman lost a High Court bid, to keep his Independent Democrats seat just before floor crossing fever heats up in the city.
Sassman was expelled from the ID for secretly negotiating with other political parties.
“The ID is pursued in a pace to fill the vacancy left by David Sassman’s expulsion yesterday, which the High Court upheld,” says spokesperson for the ID Lance Greyling.
Cape Town Mayor and Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is scheduled to meet ID leader Patricial De Lille this afternoon, to discuss the floor crossing, which starts this Saturday, as they are becoming fearful that their power within the city will fall.
“All parties are vulnerable during the floor crossing period,” adds Greyling.
Olive branches will be kept close as from Saturday when things in the Western Cape will definitely be heating up.