Cape Town - Ratepayers will be footing the bill of R414 627 for a two-day “breakaway session” for the city’s 154 DA councillors next month, sparking outrage from the ACDP.
Mayor Patricia de Lille approved the spending as part of her executive powers last month, for the overnight stay at the 4-star Krystal Beach Hotel in Gordon’s Bay from November 17 to 18.
Just under two years ago, ratepayers paid for another DA caucus breakaway at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, at a cost of R327 000.
But the council will also be paying for a breakaway for the ANC next month.
The ANC’s caucus leader Xolani Sotashe said their “breakaway” would be held from November 18-20, at a city venue still to be confirmed.