'De lille is disingenuous to say she doesn't know why caucus voted against her'

Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazzone says it's disingenuous of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to say she does not know why the Democratic Alliance (DA) caucus in Cape Town lost confidence in her.

The party's Cape Town caucus last week supported an internal motion of no confidence against her kick-starting the process for De Lille's exit on the back of the party's recall clause.

de Lille has released to the media her representations to the party's Federal Executive (FedEx) on why she should remain in her post as the city's mayor. She says the allegations against her are unnamed and unspecified.

Mazzone says the media and the public have conflated two different issues.

Following the caucus looking at leadership decisions that had been taken by mayor de Lille since the 8th of April, as well as utterances made by Mayor de Lille about the DA, her public statements that she won't support DA decision, she distances herself from the party. These are the kind of things that caused her caucus to lose confidence in her.

Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazonne

The public and media are trying to conflate two separate issues. There is the issue of Patricia de Lille and the disciplinary hearing that is happening with the Democratic Alliance. The motion of no confidence that was heard against mayor de Lille is a completely different issue and was brought by the caucus of Cape Town following the caucus looking at leadership decisions.

Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazonne

I think it is very disingenuous of mayor de Lille to say she does not know what the charges are and why caucus had lost confidence in her because they had a whole three hour long debate in their caucus about exactly why they felt they had lost confidence against her.

Natasha Mazzone, Second deputy chairperson of the DA's Federal Council Natasha Mazonne

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