Today's Big Stories

Voters have vindicated the DA, says mayor Patricia de Lille

The DA has won control of 15 municipalities in the Western Cape with nearly 64% of the vote.

DA leader and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says that voters have shown that they want the DA to govern.

She says the DA has secured two-thirds majority by gaining votes from all race and class groups.

De Lille has slammed detractors who say that the City of Cape Town has been run unilaterally without public consultation.

I'm trying to build an inclusive city... and the voters have spoken now.

Patricia de Lille, Western Cape DA leader

De Lille explains that her administration plans to undo apartheid spatial planning and address transformation through projects such as affordable housing.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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