De Lille wants to fight forensic report in court before her last day in office

Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she wants to go to court to set aside a report she says has tarnished her name BEFORE she steps down.

De Lille held a press briefing on Monday, just two days before she's scheduled to leave office.

The mayor did not indicate whether she will indeed step down from her position on Wednesday, 31 October.

Read: CT council to decide on charging De Lille following new forensic report

Instead, she told reporters that her priority is to clear her name.

This comes after the Cape Town City Council adopted a report last week that alleges that De Lille could have been involved in covering up corruption.

Also read: Five DA Councillors accuse the party of racism and resign

De Lille says she wants to challenge the findings that have been made against her in a court of law, reports EWN's Kevin Brandt.

"I want to go to court before Wednesday to try and review and set aside this report", De Lille said in her address.

Read more: 'I'm going to deal with them one at a time' - De Lille on DA and defamation suit

Patricia de Lille simply stated that it's not the 31st yet.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

She says a lot of people are fixated with regards to whether or not she will step down.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

She says she wants to be respected for her rights to fight for her name.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

Unfortunately, I'm going back to court. I want to go to court before Wednesday to try and review and set aside this report.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

A day in politics is a long time.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

My emphasis now is on clearing my name.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

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