DA won't disclose allegations against De Lille until she submits her response

Mayor Patricia de Lille has been granted an extension until the new year to defend her job as Cape Town mayor, reports EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger.

The DA said an investigation showed sufficient grounds for concern over her leadership of the city.

De Lille was initially given until Monday to provide reasons why she should retain her job as mayor.

However, her legal team has now requested more time to prepare responses to the allegations she faces.

Her lawyers say that the representation that they need to make are quite substantive and they did not have enough time to prepare adequately.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

The DA says that it will not reveal the charges facing De Lille until she answers, in effort to ensure a fair party process, Dentlinger explains.

De Lille was suspended from party activities pending the outcome of the process.

Meanwhile, Speaker Dirk Smit and DA Chief Whip Shaun August have also been asked to defend their jobs to the party's federal executive amid the scandal.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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