De Lille refutes claims she'll challenge DA's 'recall clause'

Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille has accused the media of 'getting it all wrong' after reporting that she will be approaching the courts over the "Recall Clause" approved by the DA's federal congress over the weekend.

The Recall Clause states that where members who hold executive positions are deemed 'incompetent' they can be forced to resign.

Read: De Lille ready to defend herself amid charges of misconduct

It is also no secret that there are certain individuals who would like to get rid of me and this new clause could certainly be applied in that manner at a later stage.

Patricia de Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor

We will have to wait and see when it be applicable to me, after all it is meant for all public representatives and not just me.

Patricia de Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor

I respect the democratic right of the party to amend the constitution according to the wishes of the delegates.

Patricia de Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor

De Lille says her only focus at the moment is to clear her name. She says the DA has tarnished her reputation with 'untested allegations'.

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

What is important for me, and I am resolute to achieve it, that is to clear my name. My reputation has been damaged, a slew of allegations almost on a daily basis, came out against me.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

As a public representative I owe it to the people of Cape Town to hear the other side of the story.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

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


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