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
Why haven’t the DA, as champions of transparency, published their ‘hard evidence’ of ‘Corruption’ and ‘Fraud’ against Mayor Patricia De Lille? And why haven’t they laid a criminal case at SAPS with media invited…?
— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) 4 January 2018
At first I was convinced #DeLille was a problem but now I’m realising she’s being bullied nje. Fight lady. Fight.
— Musoem Queen👑 (@HlatseMonty) 10 January 2018
I hope the @Our_DA‘s #DeLille treatment will serve as a pertinent reminder to ‘COLOUREDS’ that their struggle is synonymous with ours & so when we say BLACKS they too are included because their subjugation is in alignment as we share a common enemy which is the settler colonizer!
— Athii_Mhlaba (@athii_mhlaba) 5 January 2018