The Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, is now the Chairwoman of the Steering Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors, taking over from Mayor Jozias van Aartsen who stepped down as Mayor of The Hague.
De Lille says she was asked to take over until October when elections for a full time leader will be held.
She says she is being receiving a lot of support from other mayors.
This is to facilitate cities in solving problems like climate change, refugees, diseases, urbanization and inequality...— Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town
It doesn't matter where you are based, the issues we are dealing with are the same.— Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town
On issues of Cabinet reshuffle, de Lille says President Jacob Zuma is drunk with power. She says what is currently happening in the country is total madness.
It is very sad for our country that we can have a President who abuses his power like he did.— Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town
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