The DA has lost faith in de Lille

The true test of any political party is what it does when confronted with serious allegations of maladministration and governance failures. Unlike many of our political competitors, the DA takes allegations such as these very seriously, and will always act to confront such matters, even when those decisions may carry a possible political cost.

In October last year, serious allegations relating to questions of good governance and maladministration against Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, came to light.

To ensure that these serious allegations were thoroughly examined and tested, two separate investigations were instituted.

Having followed due process in addressing the disciplinary matter between Ms de Lille and the Party, the Federal Executive, on 8 May 2018, confirmed the cessation of Patricia de Lille’s membership of the DA.

  • What was the evidence before the disciplinary? What has she done wrong?
  • What is the outcome?
  • Why cessation and not a disciplinary?
  • Doesn’t that mean she hasn’t actually been found guilty?
  • What next? Who will be mayor?
  • What have the investigations into de Lille’s misconduct found?
  • Why was the DA not open about this matter?
  • Wasn’t the City of Cape Town working? Couldn’t she be retained?
  • Why has this all taken so long?
  • What if she goes to court now?
  • What wrong doing did the Auditor General find?
  • But she’s taking the Steenhuisen report on review – doesn’t that mean it’s flawed?