The disciplinary hearing of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has been postponed indefinitely.
This is after one of the panel members, advocate Pogiso Monchusi, recused himself after De Lille's legal team requested him not to participate in the process.
De Lille tells Bongani Bingwa that the whole process is frustrating and time wasting.
This is very frustrating because the DA should have put together a panel that was not going to be questioned by my legal team.— Patricia De Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor
We have not even reached a stage where we can get a debate on my request that the hearing should be open. I feel very frustrated now that my name has been smeared in public and must be cleared in public.— Patricia De Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor
De Lille says the bills for this hearing are mounting and she is paying for herself. De Lille has been accused of contravening the DA's federal constitution, amid claims of misconduct.
I have paid about R300 000 to R400 000 already and the bills are mounting. The waste of time of sitting there; having to debate for hours about the composition of the panel is a waste of money and time.— Patricia De Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor
De Lille says other people and media houses want the hearings to be public. Find out who....