No blue lights for Aunty Pat: Patricia De Lille turns down brigades

No blue lights for Aunty Pat: Patricia De Lille turns down brigades

Patricia De Lille has spoken up after she was named the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure on Wednesday night.

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Aunty Pat has spoken out about her inclusion in Cabinet, adding she felt "humble and grateful" for the position.

De Lille went on to throw some shade at her former party - the Democratic Alliance (DA). TimesLIVE reported that the swipe came as Aunty Pat spoke about a blue light brigade.

"No, no. No blue lights. I'm staying away, far away from anything that's blue," she told Power FM.

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However, De Lille's appointment had nothing to do with her trying to get back at Mmusi Maimane's party.

"I think we must forget about the DA. They've got enough problems amongst themselves in the different factions and they must sort it themselves. What we need in our country is to rise above our political differences and we need to serve when we are called upon to do so," she said.

The new minister added she is not bothered about what the DA is saying or thinking.

Earlier, reported that news of De Lille's appointment to Cabinet came as a surprise for South Africans.

In this previous story we took a look at some of our readers' reactions, most of which were positive.

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