'De lille is disingenuous to say she doesn't know why caucus voted against her'

Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazzone says it's disingenuous of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to say she does not know why the Democratic Alliance (DA) caucus in Cape Town lost confidence in her.

The party's Cape Town caucus last week supported an internal motion of no confidence against her kick-starting the process for De Lille's exit on the back of the party's recall clause.

de Lille has released to the media her representations to the party's Federal Executive (FedEx) on why she should remain in her post as the city's mayor. She says the allegations against her are unnamed and unspecified.

Mazzone says the media and the public have conflated two different issues.

Following the caucus looking at leadership decisions that had been taken by mayor de Lille since the 8th of April, as well as utterances made by Mayor de Lille about the DA, her public statements that she won't support DA decision, she distances herself from the party. These are the kind of things that caused her caucus to lose confidence in her.

Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazonne

The public and media are trying to conflate two separate issues. There is the issue of Patricia de Lille and the disciplinary hearing that is happening with the Democratic Alliance. The motion of no confidence that was heard against mayor de Lille is a completely different issue and was brought by the caucus of Cape Town following the caucus looking at leadership decisions.

Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazonne

I think it is very disingenuous of mayor de Lille to say she does not know what the charges are and why caucus had lost confidence in her because they had a whole three hour long debate in their caucus about exactly why they felt they had lost confidence against her.

Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazonne

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


This article first appeared on 702 : 'De lille is disingenuous to say she doesn't know why caucus voted against her'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
A crack at why DA really wants De Lille out (and why it hasn't been very clear)

A crack at why DA really wants De Lille out (and why it hasn't been very clear)

What's the actual crime that Patricia de Lille committed? Columnist Steven Boykey Sidley shares his theory and advice for the DA.

Open Line: Callers react to De Lille's vote of no confidence

Open Line: Callers react to De Lille's vote of no confidence

Western Cape DA leader, Bonginkosi Madikizela and callers react to Patricia de Lille's vote of no confidence.

De Lille questions no-confidence vote in parallel with disciplinary processes

De Lille questions no-confidence vote in parallel with disciplinary processes

Mayor Patricia de Lille says it's odd that she faced a motion of no confidence, while her disciplinary process is still underway.

Parts of Cape Town flooded after heavy rains

Parts of Cape Town flooded after heavy rains

Mayor Patricia de Lille says the city's Disaster Management Centre is on the ground in affected areas.

De Lille demands evidence of allegations levelled against her

De Lille demands evidence of allegations levelled against her

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she plans to fight the DA's vote of no confidence against her.

DA caucus supports motion of no confidence in Patricia De Lille

DA caucus supports motion of no confidence in Patricia De Lille

The Federal Council's Natasha Mazzone says the mayor will now have to make submissions as to why she should not step down.

DA won't let De Lille hold on to her job, predicts governance expert

DA won't let De Lille hold on to her job, predicts governance expert

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille faces a motion of no confidence from her DA colleagues and there are doubts that she'll survive.

ANC names its WC election head and says De Lille more than welcome to join party

ANC names its WC election head and says De Lille more than welcome to join party

Ebrahim Rasool served as Western Cape Premier between 2004 and 2008 and will form part of the ANC's bid to reclaim the province.

Caller: 'De Lille and Zille have reached their sell buy dates'

Caller: 'De Lille and Zille have reached their sell buy dates'

DA Cape Town caucus to table an internal motion of no confidence against Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Popular articles
'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

Khabazela shares Facebook posts, YouTube videos that have gone viral including one with the smartest dogs.

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana says he didn't know the payout he received was a golden handshake.

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

Young(ish) South Africans tell stories of the mixed emotions they feel when supporting family members, and tips from an advisor.

DJ Zinhle answers deeply personal questions about her money

DJ Zinhle answers deeply personal questions about her money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews DJ Zinhle about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Hillbrow, Ponte City (don’t be scared) is where it’s at. How to experience it...

Hillbrow, Ponte City (don’t be scared) is where it’s at. How to experience it...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Dlala Nje founders Nickolaus Bauer and Michal Luptak.

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Juan Sanchez shares stories of Fidel Castro that’ll make you re-examine everything you thought you knew about the Cuban dictator.