TOM EATON | De Lille seems like she’s dead wood until you see what she does with it

The border fence disaster aside, let’s give credit where it’s due

07 April 2021 - 20:07

Readers of this column will know that it has followed the exploits of Patricia De Lille with special amazement, tracking her phoenix-like rise from someone who won 0.4% of the vote in 2019 to a cabinet minister whose department spent R40m on 40km of comically terrible border fence.

Yes, for someone who persuaded just 70,400 people to vote for her three years ago – a slightly smaller group than the population of the Central Karoo district municipality – De Lille has done astonishingly well for herself...

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