Kohler Barnard’s expulsion appeal moved to 22 December

The former MP will have an opportunity to appeal her expulsion from the DA before Christmas.

FILE. Kohler Barnard was kicked out of the party for sharing a post on Facebook that public services were better during apartheid. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Dianne Kohler Barnard's appeal against her expulsion from the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been brought forward to before Christmas.

Kohler Barnard was kicked out of the party for sharing a post on Facebook that public services were better during apartheid.

She was charged with bringing the party into disrepute and breaching the DA's social media policy.

Her appeal was initially set down for two days in mid-January, but all parties have agreed to move the matter forward to 22 December.

Chairperson of the DA's Federal Legal Commission Glynnis Breytenbach says the change is due to everyone's availability.

"Heads of argument have been called for via the appeals panel and the dates are within the next 10 days or so. By agreement, the date of the hearing has been moved forward to accommodate various members' availability."