Patricia de Lille resigns as leader of the DA

By Drum Digital
30 January 2017

Patricia de Lille resigns as Western Cape leader of the DA

Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, has resigned as the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape.

De Lille says she wants to focus on her role as mayor and the roll out of the Organisational Development and Transformation Plan.

In her resignation letter to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, she says she wanted to implement the transformation plan to modernise government and improve service delivery.

De Lille says under her leadership, the Western Cape Province managed to improve its electoral performance in both urban and rural areas while increasing the number of DA members in government. “We significantly raised the percentage of support in the metro even with a high baseline from 2011,” she says. “We reached out to both traditional and non-traditional voters and managed to increase our support across the board. Making this party a home for everyone in the province.” De Lille also says she will not be standing for election at the DA’s next congress.

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