What happens next in De Lille's investigation?

Cape Town's longest standing mayor, Patricia de Lille is fighting for her political life. Last week she submitted her reasons why she should keep job following an investigation into wrongdoing.

This undoubtedly affects the stability at the City of Cape Town, as the city faces a massive water crisis and the mayor is involved in desalination plants.

James Selfe, Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Chairperson says on the drought front there is no reason to be concerned.

I got a very full briefing from the mayor last week, about what exactly is going on the augmentation front. In part, the reason there hasn't been a great deal of activity over the last period is because builders holidays fell in that period.

James Selfe DA Federal Chairperson

As to what's next for De Lille, Selfe says that they will thoroughly look at the mayors reasoning for keeping her job. He says there will be a meeting on the matter on Sunday 14 January.

Selfe says he does not want to speculate on outcomes, but in the eventuality that De Lille is removed they will most likely find other avenues in government for her to work in.

What we would obviously do under those circumstances is to start a discussion with the mayor about alternatives. One of the alternatives may be to employ her talents in another set of government. But this is in the area of speculation and I'd rather not go there.

James Selfe DA Federal Chairperson

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : What happens next in De Lille's investigation?


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