Maimane accepts De Lille's resignation as DA Western Cape leader

2017-01-30 09:41
Patricia de Lille (Netwerk24)

Patricia de Lille (Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - DA leader Mmusi Maimane has accepted Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille's resignation as the party’s Western Cape leader, his spokesperson said on Monday.

De Lille sent Maimane her letter of resignation on Friday, Mabine Seabe said told News24.

De Lille revealed her decision in an exclusive interview with the Cape Argus published on Monday morning. She said wanted to focus on her mayoral duties.

“Taking the City of Cape Town to the next level of government is an exciting prospect, but one that will take all of my time,” she was quoted as saying.

- Read more: De Lille resigns as DA Western Cape leader

Seabe said her resignation was effective from Wednesday.

“The DA wishes Ms De Lille well in her continued leadership as mayor of Cape Town. We wish to thank her for leadership and commitment to the DA. She was very much responsible for the two-thirds majority that we have in Cape Town.”

Seabe said De Lille had six strategic objectives she wanted to focus on and had made significant progress in achieving them.

“And as the party in government we will ensure that we continue to support her in trying to deliver those promises to the people of Cape Town.”

Maimane and De Lille “had enjoyed a smooth relationship”.

“We will continue to support Ms De Lille in her work,” Seabe said.

Read more on:    da  |  patricia de lille  |  mmusi mai­mane  |  cape town  |  politics  |  local government

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.