Support pours in for Patricia de Lille after resignation

06 August 2018 - 07:32 By TimesLIVE
Patricia de Lille will still be part of the DA.
Patricia de Lille will still be part of the DA.
Image: Simon Mathebula

There's been an overwhelming amount of support in favour of  Patricia de Lille after the DA leader resigned as Cape Town mayor, effective from October 31.

After months of war in court, disciplinary hearings and press conferences where mud was freely swung, the party and its Cape Town mayor announced the decision on Sunday, stating that De Lille would still remain a member of the DA despite the resignation.

"While I have been fighting for my rights to prove my innocence‚ and although I was ready to proceed with my disciplinary hearing‚ I also realise that this fight between myself and the DA cannot continue forever," said De Lille at the press conference alongside DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

Patricia de Lille resigned as Cape Town mayor after months of infighting in the Democratic Alliance between certain party members.

Maimane insisted that the job was freely up for grabs and candidates would have to put their names forward and follow the official process.

On social media South Africans showed their support for De Lille, insisting that she had cleared her name.