Cape Town - In what many on social media have dubbed the comeback of the year, former Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille has made a surprise addition to President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet as the minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.
De Lille, who fell out with the governing party's biggest political rivals, the Democratic Alliance, and was forced to resign as Cape Town mayor last year, returned to Parliament after her five-month-old party garnered enough votes to win two seats in the National Assembly.
De Lille formed the party following numerous public spats and legal battles with the DA.
In a short statement after her appointment on Wednesday night, the GOOD party leader said she was humbled to have received the call from president Cyril Ramaphosa to serve in his Cabinet.
While everyone was shocked, the announcement of De Lille being added to the president's cabinet resulted in some of the best memes on social media:
Patricia De Lille right now!!— Miss Builder (@keamoagi) May 29, 2019
Aunty Pat ke bosso ya di boss!!! pic.twitter.com/IWwa7s0HvO
Aunty Pat calling Helen this morning: pic.twitter.com/TCUW174Tv6— The Ghost Slangetjie (@ThatNomadShad) May 30, 2019
The DA shadow gavament watching De Lille be actual gavament: pic.twitter.com/6age2639Pn— Natalia Nöels 🇩🇰 (@NthabiWabi) May 29, 2019
Patricia De Lille reacts to her appointment. pic.twitter.com/yjjSfQC6AW— Uncle Afro (@Afro_M) May 29, 2019
Patricia De Lille, first in her name, the unbroken, the unshakeable, the Minister, the breaker of the DA's hearts, Mhysa.— MXhosakazi 👑 (@MandieTshwete) May 29, 2019
She pulled a Bran the Broken on us
At this rate Aunty Pat could become our first Female Pres ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/wfI8VKkJlr— Aldrin Sampear (@AldrinSampear) May 29, 2019
Aunty Pat is the living form of that they thought they buried us but didn’t know we were seeds quote. I’m so tickled.— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) May 29, 2019
I hope @PatriciaDeLille goes screaming through Cape Town, right past Helen's house, with a blue light convoy. 😂— Clive Simpkins 🕉️ ✡️ ✝️ ☪️ ☸️ (@clivesimpkins) May 29, 2019
Aunty Pat on Power FM when asked about blue lights:— MaDlamini (@SpokyJama) May 30, 2019
“No, no blue lights for me. I don’t want anything to do with blue.” 💀🤣