Patricia de Lille: I'm determined to clear my name of corruption

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she is determined to clear her name of corruption after surviving a motion of no confidence called by the Democratic Alliance (DA).

De Lille says that the past 6 months have been difficult, particularly because of the accusation of corruption against her.

It's been a bruising past six months, when you've been battered and treated like a criminal - with these untested allegations.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

The worst for me is when they keep on making a reference to alleged corruption, when my name has become synonymous in South Africa in fighting corruption. I am very determined, even if it takes me a couple of years - to clear my name of every single charge against me.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

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De Lille believes that the reason the DA are in such a hurry to get rid of her, is because there are people in the organisation who want to take over as mayor.

She adds all this public fighting within the DA are the reason the party is losing support, and not because of her actions.

I want to appeal to my colleagues in the DA. You are really cutting your nose to spite your face. They party is getting damaged in the process.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

We must focus outwards and continue to build Cape Town. There are many poor people in our city. There are many homeless and unemployed people and that is what we must focus on.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

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