- The ANC has denied that it has tried to poach Patricia de Lille but added she would be welcome to join the party
- The party said it would support de Lille’s fight to remain as Cape Town mayor when she heads to court on Friday
- ANC NEC member Zizi Kodwa said there have been no official talks between de Lille and the ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) has denied that it has tried to poach Patricia de Lille but added that she would be welcome to join the party. ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) member Zizi Kodwa said there had been no official talks between de Lille and the ANC.
The ANC said it would support de Lille’s fight against her axing as Cape Town mayor when she heads to court on Friday.
ANC Western Cape leaders believe the DA’s decision to revoke de Lille’s party membership is proof that the party is imploding.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the ANC’s Dullah Omar region chairperson Xolani Sotashe said he would be opening a case against DA leader Mmusi Maimane for interfering in Cape Town council duties.
Sotashe said Maimane had overstepped the mark on numerous occasions including in dealing with the water crisis in the city and pointed to Maimane being in possession of supposedly confidential council documents.
Sotashe said: “Maimane was not privy to that information. After numerous calls made to him by certain journalists to find out, he has still not told the people how he got that information.”
Meanwhile, Kodwa said de Lille was free to join the ANC based on the superiority of its policy’s and it was up to her to decide whether she could ideologically align herself with the ANC.
De Lille has refused to comment on where the future will take her, but said she was still committed to serving the people of South Africa and in particular the poorest communities around Cape Town.
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