CT Mayor De Lille says she's open to mediation after beating no-confidence vote

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says she wants to resolve the friction within the city council and the DA caucus.

De Lille survived a motion of no confidence against her by the narrowest of margins.

Read: CT Mayor De Lille survives no-confidence motion by just 1 vote

Out of the 224 councillors who voted in the chamber, 110 councilors voted against the motion and 109 voted in favour.

There were three abstentions and three councilors did not vote, explains EWN's Kevin Brandt,

Although council voted using an open ballot, it is not yet clear how many DA councilors voted against De Lille.

There were loud cheers and support at the Cape Town city council for Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

She's says she's open to mediation and talks amid allegations made by DA leaders.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

She says that she will not axe any of the mayco members from the mayoral committee and will proceed with working with them.

Mayor De Lille

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