De Lille demands evidence of allegations levelled against her

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille looks to be in fighting spirits following Wednesday night's successful vote of no confidence by the Democratic Alliance (DA).

97 members voted to remove her, while 41 voted against the motion.

There were 15 abstentions and one spoiled ballot.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Africa Melane, de Lille says she is now preparing to make presentations to the Federal Executive of the DA.

Read: DA caucus supports motion of no confidence in Patricia de Lille

The motion was brought on various grounds which I have disputed and I have asked the Councillors for evidence of the breaches that they have listed yesterday.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

I am prepared to subject myself to any process and I am waiting to get a date from the Federal Executive as to when I must appear before them.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

De Lille feels the allegations leveled against her are driven by certain individuals and says that she hasn't been given an opportunity to test the claims.

One of the allegations is that she has brought the party into disrepute by publicly speaking against it.

Every statement that I have made about the allegations against me has been in response made by other DA members. It could not be fair that my integrity and my reputation is damaged in public and that I could not be allowed to defend myself publicly.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

And this is why I have been requesting for the hearings to be done in public, so that people out there could hear my side of the story.

Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town

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


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