De Lille survives as Cape Town mayor but faces DA charges

Patricia de Lille has survived as mayor of Cape Town but she faces DA charges and will have no further role in managing the city’s response to the drought.

Announcing the outcome of Sunday’s federal executive discussion on De Lille’s future‚ party leader Mmusi Maimane said the federal legal council would investigate and prosecute De Lille.

She would be charged with:

– Acting in a manner that has impacted negatively on the party;

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5 scandals that have recently rocked the City of Cape Town

Senior officials within the City of Cape Town’s leadership, especially Mayor Patricia de Lille, have been through a rough five months with shocking allegations exposing deeply fractured relationships among them.

On Wednesday, the situation came to a head with the DA’s Western Cape executive announcing that it wanted De Lille removed.

Here are five of the biggest scandals to have rocked the City of Cape Town over the past five months, and which led to Wednesday’s developments: Continue reading

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DA denies ‘using’ De Lille

The DA has denied reports that it wants to get rid of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille after using her to get coloured votes in the Western Cape.

The party’s federal executive is meeting on Sunday to consider De Lille’s reasons she should not resign.

It accuses her of turning a blind eye to corruption. Continue reading

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Patricia de Lille faces a new probe regarding a cover-up she allegedly ordered

Meanwhile, City manager Achmat Ebrahim faces three ‘serious’ allegations requiring disciplinary action, and transport commissioner Melissa Whitehead faces a probe

Cape Town’s city manager and transport commissioner are to face disciplinary action‚ and mayor Patricia de Lille faces a new probe regarding a cover-up she allegedly ordered.

Achmat Ebrahim and Melissa Whitehead have been given seven days to provide reasons they should not be suspended.


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Khoza readying to challenge the big 3 in 2019 elections

Former African National Congress (ANC) MP Dr Makhosi Khoza says plans are afoot for her to head a merger of various local political parties to contest the 2019 general elections nationally.

Khoza told News24 that, in the coming weeks, she will be announcing the coming together of existing parties and disgruntled members from the ANC, Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

The outspoken former MP has taken a step back from the public spotlight since September, after saying goodbye to what she called a “corrupt and alien” ANC. Continue reading

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Joburg Anc To Open Corruption Charges Against Former DA Mmc

Sharon Peetz is accused of faking a proof of payment to a travel agency for a family member to accompany her on an official trip to Spain.Former Democratic Alliance MMC for Economic Development, Sharon Peetz. Picture: joburg.org.za

The African National Congress in Johannesburg says it will on Friday morning open corruption charges against former Democratic Alliance MMC for Economic Development, Sharon Peetz, at the Jeppe Police Station.

Peetz is accused of faking a proof of payment to a travel agency for a family member to accompany her on an official trip to Spain. Continue reading

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‘Confidential’ council meeting to discuss City of Cape Town corruption allegations

Tender irregularities, disciplinary action against senior staff members and the shutdown of a forensic investigation are expected to be discussed at a special council meeting of the City of Cape Town on Tuesday morning.

In what is being described as an unprecedented move, the city’s Democratic Alliance (DA) caucus is believed to have requested the meeting to force the city to reopen investigations into wide-ranging corruption allegations against urban development commissioner Melissa Whitehead.

Whitehead has recently been at the forefront of a series of allegations, including that she employed close friends in senior positions, irregularly benefited from a Chinese electrical bus tender and favoured a particular bid in the city’s delayed Foreshore project. Continue reading

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