Former Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille says if the DA cannot produce any evidence of the allegations against her they must shut up.
The DA terminated de Lille's membership on Tuesday following allegations of misconduct.
I am going to write to all the DA leaders today and ask them to bring all the evidence to support the allegations that they are putting out in public to try and smear my name. Let us sit us sit down in front of the media and public with all the evidence. I am challenging them to bring it forward, if they cannot bring the evidence today or tomorrow they must shut up and they must give me a fair process to contest these allegations.— Patricia de Lille, former mayor of Cape Town
De Lille says until the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) declares a vacancy, she is still a councillor.
Until the Independent Electoral Commission declares a vacancy which they said publicly yesterday that they are unable to because they have been interdicted, I am still a councillor.— Patricia de Lille, former mayor of Cape Town
She says she was asked to vacate office and return all the council property before she went to the High Court. De Lille says she will respect the court review on Friday.
Natasha Mazonne, Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council confirms that De Lille was offered a position to resign as the mayor of Cape Town and be a member of parliament.
This position appears to have been offered by DA leader, Musi Maimane, to De Lille last week.
As a political party we can do strategic swaps between our government and the position of an MP was offered to Patricia de Lille. When this offer was made we had no idea of any of the allegations management has brought forward. However, I do not think she would be a fit member of Parliament now because of the allegations that have been brought against her.— Natasha Mazonne, Deputy Chairperson of Federal council
Listen to Patricia de Lille explaining how she was asked to resign as Mayor to be an MP...
This article first appeared on 702 : The DA must provide evidence or shut up - Patricia de Lille