Cape Town DA Recommends De Lille Be Removed As Mayor

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The pressure on City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille continues to rise (unlike the water levels), all while her own party effectively plots against her. On Wednesday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Cape Town decided they want her out.

The DA’s metro regional executive in the Western Cape has taken a “unanimous decision to recommend that she be removed”

De Lille spent part of the last few days making media appearances where she vowed that she will not walk away from the position as mayor if the party loses confidence in her.

She told had this to say during an interview on CapeTalk

“I will certainly not walk, because I owe the voters of the city of Cape Town a lot more than that.”

“Let me say this, I fought for these rights Eusebius! We’ve got a constitution that makes it very clear that there needs to be established equitable common law constitutional principles.”

“Those days where someone can say I feel I don’t like you Eusebius because I for this and that. That’s over, that is baaskap mentality!  What we have today is a constitution that I can very proudly say I was party to writing that constitution. I know my right and I will not allow my rights to be violated by anyone.”

EWN spoke to Metro Executive Grant Twigg who said that the recommendation has now been forwarded to the provincial leadership and federal executive of the DA.

“We’ve actually lost confidence in the mayor and we’ve asked the leadership to act on that.”

De Lille, on the other hand, said she will do whatever it takes to defend her job.

“They are entitled to take any decisions that will have to be processed through the channels within the Democratic Alliance. They can only make recommendations to the Federal Executive.”

De Lille vs DA doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.


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