KNYSNA NEWS - The eagerly awaited order by the Western Cape High Court on the urgent interdict applied for by Mark Willemse to place his removal from the DA (and thus as mayor of Knysna) on hold and stop a date from being set for a Ward 9 by-election, was finally made on Monday 21 October following almost a week's reflection by the judge.
The ruling states that Knysna's municipal manager, local government MEC Anton Bredell and the Independent Electoral Commission's chief electoral officer (or delegate) are "interdicted and restrained from calling and setting a date for a by-election" until the review application (to set aside the termination of Willemse's membership of the DA) now set for a hearing on the merits on Monday 18 November 2019, is adjudicated.
Both Willemse and the DA must file their heads of argument by the preceding Monday 11 November.
This means Willemse's ultimate status as councillor and mayor of Knysna is still up in the air until the court issues its judgment in about a month from now.
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