Support pours in for Patricia de Lille after resignation
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.
Patricia De Lille showed the DA flames. Won court battles and showed us that internal structures of the party deserve more scrutiny. Because to this day, on her resignation it’s still unclear what she did wrong— Bonga Dlulane (@DlulaneMonwa) August 5, 2018
So Patricia De Lille comes to a press conference with Mmusi Maimane wearing ANC colours.— Mashomane 🇲🇼🇰🇪🇿🇦 (@twieterazzi) August 5, 2018
What a champ she is
Patricia De Lille will be the DA’s candidate for Western Cape Premier in 2019.— Jarrod Delport (@Jarrod_Delport) August 5, 2018
Watch this space.
Whether Patricia de Lille is innocent or guilty of maladministration/corruption, the fact remains that the DA has dropped corruption/maladministration charges against her.— Fazlin Fransman (@FazlinFransman) August 5, 2018
Just imagine if the ANC dropped internal corruption charges against an ANC member. Just imagine the outcry!