Cape Town Mayor Patrica de Lille says she has a made a comprehensive submission to federal executive of the Democratic Alliance, explaining why she should not resign.
De Lille joined Eusebius McKaiser to discuss a issues of governance including allegations of corruption leveled against her and other city officials.
She was suspended from party activities in September following a public spat between her and mayoral committee member JP Smith.
Asked if she consider stepping down, De Lille says she is prepared to subject herself to any investigation.
What I expect is that my submission to the federal executive will be fully considered by fedex and that the constitutional and common law principles of fair and due process will be followed in doing so.— Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor
If there is any proof of any corruption against me, please come forward.— Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor
I will certainly not walk because I owe the voters of the City of Cape Town much more than that... I know my rights and I will not allow my rights to be violated by anyone.— Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor
She has also responded to questions surrounding the apparent cover-up of alleged corruption by the city’s Transport Commissioner Melissa Whitehead.
According to Eyewitness News, City manager Achmat Ebrahim who has also been implicated, has pointed the finger of blame at De Lille, alleging that she refused to inform Council of alleged wrongdoing by Whitehead, dating back to 2014.
I don't want to go into the merits or demerits of this case because it must still be tested, and I think we need to wait on the outcome of that.— Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor
De Lille also discusses the water crisis facing the Cape.
Click on the link below to listen to the full interview....
This article first appeared on 702 : [WATCH] Cape Town Mayor in conversation with Eusebius McKaiser