On Thursday the DA failed to unseat its corrupt Mayor Patricia De Lille, who had been ordered to vacate her post by party leader Mmusi Maimane. The ACDP abstained from this critical vote as well, further strengthening De Lille.
These events signal the collapse of order and authority within the DA – Led City Council and raises questions over the real authority of Mmusi Maimane. His failure to wield real authority within the DA has led to a continuation of Patricia De Lille’s disastrous tenure as Mayor.
Now Capetonians are once more stuck with De Lille, the same Mayor who gave us the water crisis, who gave us punitive water tarriffs, who changed De Waal Drive to Phillip Kgosana (Ex – PAC), and the same Mayor who now faces charges of criminality and corruption.
It’s time for change!