[LISTEN] Patricia de Lille: I am pleading for a fair trial

The DA's Federal Executive has authorised a motion of no confidence in Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to be debated in the next 10 days.

Reasons given for this motion are that the Mayor demonstrated behaviour which constitutes gross misconduct and that this is supported by the Auditor-General's report that gave the City an unqualified audit with findings.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, De Lille says unqualified audit with findings applied to many municipalities such as the City of Joburg, Tshwane and others.

Read: DA FedEx green lights motion of no confidence in De Lille

Coming from a clean audit to an unqualified audit and blame the mayor alone is simply disingenuous.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

I think we are missing a great opportunity as the party to showcase that we are a party of systems and due process, where we could show that nobody is above the constitution but due process must be followed.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

I have repeatedly committed myself to be subjected to due processes.... I am pleading for a fair trial. So let us start there so that we don't go through this blame game.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

De Lille says so far she has complied with what the party required her to do. She is suspended from taking part in all party activities.

She says there seems to be a rush to remove her from office as the mayor.

I am not married to the position as the executive mayor, I am pleading that let us not make mockery of the values and the systems of the party. Let us follow our own constitution...

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

To hear the rest of the conversation with Mayor Patricia de Lille, listen below:


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