On Monday, the Democratic Alliance formally advised Mr Mark Willemse that his application to be re-admitted as a member of the DA and objection lodged was, after consideration of same, refused.
The reason for the cessation of his membership was due to the outcome of a vote of no confidence in him by his caucus.
We have advised the Municipal Manager, Dr Vatala, and he has indicated that he will proceed to action all internal processes.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will consequently declare a by-election to fill the vacant seat.
Former councillor Willemse is no longer the mayor of Knysna or a councillor of the Municipality. As a direct result the mayoral committee has automatically dissolved.
This signals a new beginning for Knysna and a renewed focus on the need to deliver services to all residents of Knysna.
by Dr Dion George MP – DA Constituency Head for Knysna