De Lille: I'm not going without fighting for my rights

Beleaguered Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she's thinking 'long term' when it comes to her ongoing internal battles within the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Speaking to Kieno Kammies on Tuesday morning she responded to suggestions that she simply 'leave the DA, take them to court and clear her name'.

I've got good, valid reasons for doing what I'm doing...I'm always connected to the bigger picture and the long-term and future of our country, where we are trying to build a rights-based culture.

Patricia de Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor

De Lille says she is in the process of filing criminal charges against members of the DA she claims have circulated a 'fraudulent' report containing allegations she acted improperly over MyCiti bus tenders.

We are busy compiling a list of people that have posted this fraudulent report, supposedly from the Auditor General, once we have got the full list, I will then make the list public.

Patricia de Lille, City of Cape Town Mayor

On Tuesday, senior members of the DA are expected to hold a media briefing regarding de Lille's future with the party.

Last month the DA succeeded in a vote of no confidence in the mayor, voting to recall her from office.

Earlier in the year de Lille had been accused of misconduct by the party, following various allegations against her.

Listen to the full interview here:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : De Lille: I'm not going without fighting for my rights


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Fuel hike unlikely to scale back Easter road use - AA

Fuel hike unlikely to scale back Easter road use - AA

Layton Beard of the Automobile Association talks to Lester Kiewit about whether people are roadtripping less.

Why #UniteBehind had a sit-in at Cape Town Prasa offices

Why #UniteBehind had a sit-in at Cape Town Prasa offices

Zukie Vuka of #UniteBehind explains its Wednesday protest at Prasa's offices where it demanded train safety issues be addressed.

Apartheid legacy has impacted cognitive function in coloured women - study

Apartheid legacy has impacted cognitive function in coloured women - study

Prof Elmarie Terblanche, of Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, explains the findings.

Be lekker on the roads this Easter advises traffic department

Be lekker on the roads this Easter advises traffic department

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa expects high volumes of traffic to start leaving Cape Town around 2 o'clock on Thursday.

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

'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 spoke to Gushwell Brooks on the Karima Brown Show.

A crack at why DA really wants De Lille out (and why it hasn't been very clear)

A crack at why DA really wants De Lille out (and why it hasn't been very clear)

What's the actual crime that Patricia de Lille committed? Columnist Steven Boykey Sidley shares his theory and advice for the DA.

Popular articles
[WATCH] There will be no place for violence in EFF government - Julius Malema

[WATCH] There will be no place for violence in EFF government - Julius Malema

Leader explains some of the party's election manifesto promises on the Eusebius McKaiser show.

[WATCH] Eusebius probes Julius Malema about EFF's readiness to rule

[WATCH] Eusebius probes Julius Malema about EFF's readiness to rule

Eusebius McKaiser interrogates the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters about its policy manifesto.

Giant ANC billboard with spelling error has social media in stitches

Giant ANC billboard with spelling error has social media in stitches

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Sam Smith cancels remaining Cape Town concerts

Sam Smith cancels remaining Cape Town concerts

British singer, Sam Smith's fans in Cape Town where left disappointed after his concert was cut short due to voice strain.

Caller gives Ramaphosa a new name: Dimakatso

Caller gives Ramaphosa a new name: Dimakatso

Listeners weigh in on the president's forever 'shocked' response to situations.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

New Ipsos poll shows ANC winning 2019 election, rates Ramaphosa a vote puller

New Ipsos poll shows ANC winning 2019 election, rates Ramaphosa a vote puller

Senior client officer at Ipsos, Mari Harris says President Cyril Ramaphosa's trust index is higher than other leaders.

Here's why people eat pickled fish and hot cross buns during Easter

Here's why people eat pickled fish and hot cross buns during Easter

Eusebius McKaiser explores Easter foods and the history behind them.