Motion of no confidence against de Lille to go ahead: DA

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The Democratic Alliance(DA) says a motion of no confidence scheduled for this week against the Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille, will go ahead as planned despite a legal challenge by De Lille.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane says this is the decision of the party’s Federal Executive.

“The federal council applied itself to the question of the eminent vote of the motion of no confidence. It ratified the decision by the federal executive council to allow the vote of no confidence to proceed in the Mayor of Cape Town. This is schedule for Thursday this week. While this is painful and unprecedented to all of us in the DA, we hold the view that this is time to have a new leadership in the City of Cape Town to take the City forward, and restore the faith of the public in the DA, in what has been the jewel of the DA’s government’s until recently,” he said.

De Lille has been embroiled in allegations of corruption and mismanagement.