De Lille to defend her job
Written by Keshia Jansen on December 15, 2017
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been given until Monday to tell the DA’s national leadership why she should not have to resign.
According to Times Live, De Lille has also been suspended from party activities following allegations that she has been involved in maladministration.
Eyewitness News reports that the DA conducted an investigation which has led to cause for concern over De Lille’s current position as mayor.
Eyewitness News reports that DA spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme has said: “A sub-committee was set up by the federal executive chaired by John Steenhuisen that sub-committee has now completed its work and tabled its report to the federal executive. Based on the content of that report, the federal executive is of the opinion that the mayor of Cape Town needed to be suspended from party activities.”
According to Van Damme, the investigation revealed “sufficient management and governance-related challenges prevalent in the DA’s City of Cape Town caucus, negatively impacting the city’s mandate to govern efficiently for the people of Cape Town.”
At this time, aside from the suspension, no further action has been taken against her.