DA Federal Executive charges Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille

The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Federal Executive has resolved to formally charge and investigate its Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, the decision which could see her not only loose her job as Cape Town mayor but also her party membership..

Democratic Alliance’s federal legal commission will investigate de Lille, party leader Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday.

According to the party, she will be charged for actions that negatively impacted the image of the party, for failing to perform her duties as mayor “as set out by the party’s federal council”, and for bringing the “good name of the party into disrepute”.

De Lille’s charges by DA:

  • Bringing the party into disrepute,
  • Refusing to comply with party decisions,
  • Undue interference,
  • Failing to perform duties and responsibilities

The decision to charge De Lille followed a meeting of the party’s federal executive on Sunday.

A subcommittee of the executive had been tasked to probe a series of allegations against the mayor over the past few months.

De Lille is accused of covering up maladministration, losses incurred by the city. Charges against the Cape Town Mayor comes in tough times when the City battle water crisis

DA Full Statement here

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