WATCH LIVE | Patricia de Lille responds to DA decision to expel her

08 May 2018 - 11:57 By TimesLIVE

Patricia de Lille is responding to the decision by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to expel her from the party.

The party announced on Tuesday that De Lille was no longer a party member after she declared in a radio interview that she was “walking away”. 

The DA’s unhappiness with De Lille began last July‚ when mayoral committee member JP Smith submitted a report to party leader Mmusi Maimane and federal executive chairman James Selfe headed: “Complaint: Conduct of Patricia de Lille and state of governance in City of Cape Town council.”

Since then‚ the party has made numerous attempts to oust De Lille‚ and she has responded vigorously‚ including taking legal action.

Natasha Mazzone‚ deputy chairwoman of the DA Federal Council‚ said the party was “deeply concerned” about the impact the De Lille affair has had on the residents of Cape Town.

Selfe said that as a result of the DA federal legal commission decision, the disciplinary action against her would not proceed.