CAPE TOWN Numerous showers. Morning clouds. Cool.

MIN13
MAX15
7 day
  • Friday 13-16°c Morning clouds. Cool. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Saturday 12-19°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Sunday 13-24°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Monday 14-25°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Tuesday 16-20°c Showers late. Mostly cloudy. Mild. Showers late. Mostly cloudy. Mild.
    Wednesday 14-19°c Rain showers. Mostly cloudy. Mild. Rain showers. Mostly cloudy. Mild.
More News

DA defector brands Zille as 'neurotic'

2014-04-13 08:46

Cape Town - Former DA Cape Town metro chairperson Grant Pascoe has reportedly described party leader Helen Zille as neurotic and said his defection to the ANC was his way of “sticking it to her”.

According to the Sunday Times, Pascoe has accused Zille of lying and has said his decision to defect had been a long time coming. He denied allegations that he had financial problems and that he had accepted a car and R1m to join the ANC.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said last week she was not informed by Pascoe of his intentions to jump ship. She claimed however, that Pascoe had "chosen to find a new political home due to his inability to live up to the standards required of DA public representatives".

She listed what she described as several shortcomings in his performance.

Welcomed by ANC

The ANC, which announced Pascoe's defection, welcomed him into the party.

"Councillor Pascoe joins an overwhelming number of South Africans, who despite finding themselves in other political parties, recognise the ANC as the only organisation with the track record, capacity and determination to build a South Africa," spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

"Comrade Pascoe joins as an ordinary member of the organisation, and will assist our efforts to win back the Western Cape."

NEW! Explore previous National and Provincial election results with our interactive Results Maps by clicking here.
- News24
Read more on: da  |  anc  |  helen zille  |  patricia de lille  |  cape town  |  politics

More In This Category
Cadres must be competent: Mantashe

The appointment of individuals to top positions in municipalities must be based on competence and not on political connections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

All top ANC members to get time off

The ANC's electioneering campaign has taken its toll on all members, not only President Jacob Zuma, the party says.

Zuma in Pretoria hospital

Other than saying it is in Pretoria, the presidency will not disclose "for privacy reasons" the name of the hospital where President Jacob Zuma is undergoing tests.

Zuma admitted to hospital

UPDATE 13:46: An "exhausted" President Jacob Zuma has been admitted to hospital for unspecified tests.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
119 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
News24 |  OLX  |  PriceCheck  |  Property24  |  Kalahari.com  |  Careers24