Patricia de Lille Maintains Her Innocence Despite ‘Recall Clause’

Former DA member and Mayor of City of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille has formed a new party. PICTURE: SA People

CAPE TOWN: Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is seeking legal advice following the newly approved “recall clause” during its congress.

The suspended mayor is currently fighting to clear her name within the party after being accused of corruption and maladministration.

On Sunday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) delegates voted to amend the party’s constitution to include the clause for members appointed or elected to executive posts.

Last month, De Lille’s hearing was postponed indefinitely after a panellist recused himself.

Speaking on Johannesburg-based radio station, Power FM, De said while she respects the rights of the DA to amend their constitution, it is no secret that some individuals in the party are trying to get rid of her.

“The recall clause just shows you how far they are willing to go, to avoid going through due process. I have always been fighting, for the past seven months, for a fair and transparent process amid slewed allegations that have been thrown my way.”