In a not so surprising turn of events, the DA’s federal executive has approved the tabling for a motion of no-confidence against Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille.
Following several weeks of opposition provided by de Lille herself towards the motion, including numerous reports submitted by the mayor explaining her side of events that have caused some to view her office in disrepute of the party, the opposition party has decided to go ahead with the motion.
“For the first time in CPT’s history, a council-mandated investigation took the view that the sitting Mayor had demonstrated behaviour which constituted gross misconduct, dereliction of duty, & conduct that amounted to deceiving Council”, read the tweet published by the official handle for the DA.
According to the federal executive, the decision has been supported by the recent downgrade made unto the Mayor’s office to unqualified status provided by the Auditor-General.
While the DA has attempted to show this as an example of transparent leadership, pundits have mentioned that this could back-fire and fracture the party.
Recently, the country’s number one opposition party has seen a steady stream of criticism come its way due to the mismanagement of the water crisis in Cape Town.
Provincial and national leadership have yet to release any comments on the mayor’s embattled status.