Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has welcomed a decision by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to formally charge her and be investigated by its legal commission for bringing the party into disrepute.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane briefed the media on a federal executive meeting held to determine De Lille's fate on Sunday.
Maimane said De Lille made misleading public statements.
The Cape Town mayor says she simply wants a fair chance to clear her name of allegations of maladministration and corruption.
I welcome the decision of the DA to formally charge me. I have already repeatedly stated that I only want a fair chance to clear my name of aspersions which were cast on my character too.— Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor
I also note that they have not made any reference to corruption charges. I have dedicated my life to fighting corruption, therefore I also welcome that corruption charges or allegations are no longer mentioned. Of course all of the allegations must be tested.— Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor
I just welcome an open and due process.— Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor
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