De Lille questions Ramaphosa's racism allegations

By Drum Digital
23 March 2015

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to send her evidence of alleged racist incidents which have happened in the city.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to send her evidence of alleged racist incidents which have happened in the city.

"The City of Cape Town is taking the lead in South Africa in addressing these difficult issues of race," she said in an open letter to Ramaphosa on Sunday, reports News24.

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"I call on you to send me the evidence to back up your claims made in Parliament. I will use that evidence in my engagements and take direct action."

De Lille was responding to comments made by Ramaphosa when he was answering the oral questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Ramaphosa reportedly spoke about incidents where black people were treated badly in restaurants, blocked from booking into certain hotels and found it difficult to rent flats in the Western Cape.

"I take your allegations seriously and ask you to join me in tackling these issues head-on," she wrote to Ramaphosa.

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