The Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Chairperson James Selfe says he has written to Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to desist from making statements that he says are 'untrue'.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday the mayor claimed that calls for her removal are motivated by 'power and positions'.
She has accused the DA's regional executive of wanting to get rid of her in order to have Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela as the next Executive Mayor.
I would like to set the record straight regarding a statement issued by the DA Regional Executive.Firstly, this statement does not represent the City of Cape Town DA caucus because they never met.— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) January 10, 2018
Statements such as these illustrate my previous statements that these attacks on me have been about power and positions all along.— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) January 10, 2018
I have written to the Mayor saying that she should kindly desist from making comments of this nature because these are quite untrue. This is a question of good governance and to safeguard our reputation of having a clean and effective government.— James Selfe, DA Federal Chair
The party's federal executive is set to discuss the allegations of political mismanagement and maladministration leveled against the mayor this weekend.
On Sunday the Federal Executive will sit with the allegations that have been made and her explanation, and then we will take whatever decisions need to be taken about that.— James Selfe, DA Federal Chair
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