Patricia de Lille’s DA membership has been terminated. File picture: Tracey Adams/ANA

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Accordingly, the Federal Executive resolved last night to endorse the finding of the FLC that her membership had ceased as of 26 April, the date of the 702 interview. We have informed Ms De Lille and City Manager of this fact.

The fact that she has ceased to be a member renders the other processes (the disciplinary and the operation of the accountability clause) moot. The Federal Executive did, however, support the motion passed by the caucus, and will apply the accountability clause should the need arise. The Federal Executive has therefore not at this point made any decision on the accountability aspect.

We wish Ms de Lille well in her future endeavours and thank her for the service she has given the Party.

This has been a confusing time for the citizens of Cape Town, for which the DA sincerely apologises.

Our priority is to restore stability and coherence to the City government so that we can continue to provide excellent and responsive services to the people of the City.

We recognise that we will need to rebuild trust with the voters and will do our utmost best to ensure that we get back to the business of governing Cape Town.


Cape Argus