De Lille not going down without a fight
Written by Keshia Jansen on December 18, 2017
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille claims that the Democratic Alliance (DA) does not have sufficient reasons to force her to resign.
On Friday, DA spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme announced that, in light of the findings of an ongoing investigation conducted by the DA, De Lille will face suspension and must also provide reasons why she should not be forced to step down as mayor.
De Lille was given until Monday to stake her claim.
In a statement issued by De Lille, the City of Cape Town Mayor said she will consider taking legal action if the party removes her.
De Lille maintains that the process to remove her pursued by the DA has been unfair towards her.
However, Van Damme announced that the DA’s 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.”
The DA maintains the De Lille’s removal will better the situation.