'DA believes the agreement reached with De Lille has put the matter to rest'

The Democratic Alliance's national spokesperson Solly Malatsi says the agreement they have with outgoing City of Cape Town mayor, Patricia de Lille has put an end to their fight.

De Lille announced on Sunday that she will step down from her post at the end of October.

The battle between the DA and De Lille lasted nearly a year where the DA accused de Lille improper appointment of staff, failing to exercise her duties as mayor amongst other matters.

READ: 'I'm not done with them yet!' De Lille warns DA members

She is free to pursue whatever avenues she wants.

Solly Malatsi, National spokesperson for Democratic Alliance

In terms of the political impasse that was there regarding her leadership at the City of Cape Town, we are in the view that in the spirit that the agreement was reached and communicated; we have reached a reasonable conclusion to that chapter.

Solly Malatsi, National spokesperson for Democratic Alliance

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Malatsi reiterated that the agreement they have with De Lille includes the party dropping all investigations into her but the City can continue with their processes.

The charges she faced pertained to the allegations that were levelled against the mayor. As we have indicated, once she steps down as mayor, it becomes futile to pursue because she won't be a mayor anymore.

Solly Malatsi, National spokesperson for Democratic Alliance

Listen to why the DA says De Lille can still campaign for them...


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