Political analyst Gareth van Onselen says the truce reached between the DA and Patricia de Lille was motivated by the 2019 elections and the need to salvage voters.
The outgoing mayor of Cape Town will step down from her position at the end of October.
He says while the agreement reached may have benefited the De Lille and the party, it has not benefited the citizens of Cape Town.
The overriding motivational factors would have been the election in 2019 and the second registration window.— Gareth van Onselen, Head of Politics and Governance at the IRR
The fallout with De Lille would have driven up voter apathy and would have made it harder for the party to register voters and that's crucial for the 2019 elections.— Gareth van Onselen, Head of Politics and Governance at the IRR
De Lille cut the rope at the point at which she thought she was in the best position.— Gareth van Onselen, Head of Politics and Governance at the IRR
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