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DA to charge and investigate #DeLille

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DA leader said some of the charges the mayor of Cape Town faced included failing to perform her duties as mayor and bringing the good name of the party into disrepute.

DA federal chairman James Selfe, party leader Mmusi Maimane, and spokesperson Refiloe Nt'sekhe. Photo: ANA/Chantall Presence

Cape Town – Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will be formally charged and the Democratic Alliance federal legal commission will investigate her, party leader Mmusi Maimane announced on Sunday.

Maimane said De Lille would be charged for actions that negatively impacted the image of the party, for failing to perform her duties as mayor “as set out by the party’s federal council”, and for bringing the “good name of the party into disrepute”.

The decision to charge De Lille followed a meeting of the party’s federal executive on Sunday.

A subcommittee of the executive had been tasked to probe a series of allegations against the mayor over the past few months, including that she tried to cover up maladministration, losses incurred by the city, and sowing divisions within the City of Cape Town DA caucus.

African News Agency/ANA