The Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Executive Council has resolved to charge City of Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille with several counts including bringing the party into disrepute.
DA leader, Mmusi Maimane addressed the media in Cape Town after a day of deliberations on De Lille’s position in the party and the City of Cape Town.
Maimane says De Lille has been invited to make submissions before a sub-committee which was probing division within the city, but she chose to address the matter through her lawyers.
He says the DA Federal Legal Counsel has been given 60 days to conclude the investigation.
“We have made a decision to formally charge and ask the party’s federal legal commission investigate the mayor. She’s deliberately acted in a manner which negatively impacts on the image and performance of the party, fails to carry out her duties and responsibility according to the standards by the federal council, brings the good name of the party into disrepute and harms the interests of the party. And these charges are preferred in the sense that if you lay out the charges , with relation to the first one, it comes out of the question around the text message that was sent around which is the undue interference in the administration,” he said.
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