The Democratic Alliance has been ordered by the Independent Electoral Commission to publicly apologise to Patricia de Lille. The opposition party had instructed canvassers to tell potential voters that the Good leader had been fired for corruption instead of resigning.
Patricia de Lille has won a victory against her former party, the Democratic Alliance.
The Good party leader had laid charges against the DA for spreading lies about her, including telling people that she had not resigned but had been axed for corruption.
This is another embarrassing blow to the leading opposition party, just days before the nation goes to the polls, according to Eyewitness News.
The Democratic Alliance had asked the former mayor to resign, which would have resulted in internal charges against her being revoked.
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De Lille commented on the matter, apparently perplexed that her former colleagues would risk getting caught out in such an obvious lie:
"My lawyers prepared documents to show all the court cases that I've gone through, my resignation letter... everybody knows that I've resigned, so it's obvious that they were lying."
Briefly.co.za reported that de Lille had formed her own political party, Good, after her resignation from the Democratic Alliance. The former mayor will be contesting next months general elections.
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