DA Federal Chairperson, James Selfe has confirmed that the party has laid a criminal complaint against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille.
According to Selfe, the complaint is related to an alleged attempt by De Lille to solicit a R5-million bribe from a Vanderbijlpark businessman, Anthony Foul, in 2012.
Foul alleges that De Lille sought money in exchange for her support of his company to supply fire extinguishers.
Selfe says now that a complaint has been laid the police need to decide whether or not there's a charge that needs to answered.
Once this has been brought to our attention, we have an obligation by law to act on it.— James Selfe, DA Federal Executive Chairperson
Pratricia de Lille says she denies and rejects these allegations with the contempt it deserves.
She says this is just another attempt by the DA to taint her name and tarnish her reputation in the public eye.
De Lille says she will cooperate fully with the law.
This person has sat on these criminal allegations for 6 years and conveniently now appears out of nowhere when the DA is charging me. And goes with this information to the DA instead of going to the police.— Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town
I think there are many criminals roaming the streets... this seems to me as a string of moves to taint my name and my reputation.— Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town
People are blind in anger and dislike of me that they dont even want to respect the country's Constitution.— Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town
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