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[LISTEN] 'The DA has never been more united' - Natasha Mazzone

31 October 2018 9:50 PM
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Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council Natasha Mazzone says there is no split in the DA despite resignations in Cape Town.

Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance Natasha Mazzone says despite a number of resignations in the Cape Town council and Patricia de Lille's exit from the mayor's office, the party is stronger than ever.

de Lille announced her resignation as mayor of Cape Town at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon after a drawn out battle with the DA.

READ: Patricia de Lille thanks Capetonians and resigns as mayor

The former mayor has accused law firm Bowmans of colluding with City officials and is currently challenging two forensic reports compiled by the firm which implicates her in possible criminal wrongdoing. She insists the reports are contradictory.

Responding to De Lille's claims and questions surrounding the state of the DA, on The Karima Brown Show, Mazzone had this to say.

Miss de Lille is trying to confuse the public, she has repeatedly said that there is an irreconcilable contradiction between the two reports, this is simply a diversion. Both reports find a pattern of interference and manipulation in the governance process.

Natasha Mazzone, Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance

There is absolutely no chance whatsoever of a split within the Democratic Alliance. There are a few disgruntled councillors who were not members of a party, they were members of a member who left alingside that member. We were expecting it and there might be a few more that leave with Patricia de Lille.

Natasha Mazzone, Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance

The DA has never been stronger, it has never been more united.

Natasha Mazzone, Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance

We have had a glitch with Patricia de Lille, but we put this chapter behind us now and we move forward with one goal and that is to create one South Africa for all South Africans and to ensure excellent service delivery.

Natasha Mazzone, Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance

Jonatahan Cupido is one of the Councillors who have resigned. He says things do not look good for the party.

When Natasha wants to talk about members of members, she needs to look at those people that are following her and JP Smith. Is it looking good for the DA from hereon? In my honest opinion, I don't think so.

Jonatahan Cupido, former DA Councillor at the City of Cape Town

Click on the link below to hear more from Mazzone as well as two Councillors who also resigned on Wednesday...


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] 'The DA has never been more united' - Natasha Mazzone


31 October 2018 9:50 PM
Tags:
Democratic Alliance DA
Patricia de Lille
DA MP Natasha Mazzone
Bowmans report

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