Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, speaking on Morning Live, says the removal of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s powers to handle matters pertaining to the province’s crippling drought, will not affect the party’s performance in the 2019 general elections.
Maimane was responding to Sunday’s DA Federal Executive announcement that De Lille will remain as Mayor pending an investigation into allegations against her, including bringing the party into disrepute.
She was however stripped of her powers to deal with matters pertaining to the drought. Maimane says the DA is doing all it can to deal with the disaster and he believes that voters will realise that. He added that Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane must be held to account for her lack of involvement in dealing with the water issues in the province.
Maimane’s interview on Morning Live below: