Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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16 Dec 2017
6:00 am

De Lille will explain on Monday

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

This after the completion of a report on an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption in the municipality in which she was implicated.

Interview with Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille on Tuesday, 7 July 2015. Picture: NARDUS ENGELBRECHT

Suspended mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille said she would meet the Monday deadline to give reasons why she must not be fired as mayor by her party.

This after the completion of a report on an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption in the municipality in which she was implicated.

De Lille, who has alluded to a conspiracy to unseat her, was consulting her lawyers following her suspension, but would be carrying on her duties as mayor in the meantime, her spokesperson, Zara Nicholson, said.

On Thursday, the party announced that it had taken a decision to suspend De Lille on Sunday last week, in light of the “troubling allegations of maladministration in the city”.

The party’s federal executive said that due to the nature and extent of the allegations, it has established a sub-committee to investigate the matter and had found sufficient management and governance-related challenges prevalent in the DA’s City of Cape Town caucus.

“At this stage no decision other than suspension has been made, pending the provision of the reasons requested by the Federal Executive,” it said in a statement released.

DA suspends De Lille until allegations are answered

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