The Democratic Alliance (DA) has terminated Gauteng Member of the Provincial Legislature, Nkele Molapo’s, membership for leaking confidential information and strategy.
Her sacking means she also vacates the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.
The legal battle between the DA and Molapo had been raging for three years now.
“Ms Nkele Molapo’s guilt has been tried by a fair process of the DA Federal Legal Commission, and after she appealed, her guilt was confirmed by an Appeal Panel of the Federal Legal Commission. The sanction imposed upon Ms Molapo is the immediate termination of her Party membership, against which there are now no possible further internal appeals,” says the party.
Molapo leaked confidential information from the DA Tshwane government to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in 2017.
Then City Mayor, Solly Msimanga, then lodged a case with the party’s Federal Legal Commission, which found Molapo guilty.
The party blames her “for handing the EFF some tactical political advantages which compromised our work.”
Molapo has denied leaking the documents, saying she had been framed.
She has told Local Voices that she and her lawyers are yet to receive official communication on the matter.
“I will be consulting with my counsel on the way forward. There won’t be further media comments from me until such time.”
Molapo’s expulsion comes amid sexual harrasment battle with Msimanga.
She alleges that the DA Gauteng interim leader groped her in 2014.
Msimanga has denied the charge and has opened a crimen injuria case against her.