De Lille gives the DA the finger, resigns as mayor and member

De Lille gives the DA the finger, resigns as mayor and member

Patricia de Lille has officially resigned as mayor of Cape Town. Her time as mayor ends at 7pm on Wednesday, 31 October. She is also leaving the Democratic Alliance.

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Patricia de Lille has officially turned her back on the Democratic Alliance. Her relationship with the DA has been strained and her resignation doesn't truly come as a shock.

De Lille made the announcement on Wednesday that she will be stepping down as mayor.

According to a report by EWN, she will officially seize to be mayor of Cape Town at 7pm on the 31st of October.

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De Lille was talking to the media when she made the announcement. She was outside the Western Cape High court where she filed a challenge against 2 forensic reports.

The reports are on recommendation that de Lille must be charged for alleged wrongdoing.

The soon-to-be-ex mayor says that these reports are manipulated and actually contradict themselves.

I also have evidence to suggest that Bowmans was colluding with politicians. As you know by now, the city has paid more than R5 million to Bowmans.

De Lille now puts her faith in the law and justice system. After seven years involved in the administration of Cape Town, de Lille will also be leaving the DA for good.

However, she's determined to clear her name and will not rest until she has.

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