De Lille's husband has stroke, gets arrested

2012-11-05 08:42

Cape Town - The husband of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille was arrested for reckless and negligent driving on Friday but apparently had suffered a stroke while driving in Pinelands.

De Lille said her husband had been arrested but that officials called an ambulance when they saw that Edwin De Lille was disorientated and confused, reported the Weekend Argus.

“The officers who arrested him said my husband did not know where he was. I took him to our house doctor who in turn managed to stabilise my husband’s blood pressure,” said De Lille.

It was his second stroke in three weeks, she said.

He was receiving medical attention.

De Lille rushed back to Cape Town after attending a meeting in Stellenbosch after learning of the incident.  

  • merven.halo - 2012-11-05 09:07

    "It was his second stroke in three weeks," They should put a medical unfit ban on possible dangerous drivers. What if he had run over a kid?

      hendrik.verwoerd.14 - 2012-11-05 14:40

      Funny, I would think if one had a stroke you would be rendered incapacitated i.e. unable to even drive, which should lead to an accident or running of the road... But, the cops (employed by the DA WC government) managed to pull him over & form an opinion that he was "dazed & confused".. And then we complain the ANC abuses it's powers...

      piet.strydom - 2012-11-05 15:16

      Strokes come in all shapes and sizes.... Suffering one does not necessarily incapacitate you.

      hendrik.verwoerd.14 - 2012-11-05 16:47

      @piet.strydom: fair enuf piet, I get your point. However, the apparent deviation from the norm, which in this instance would've been to call an ambulance or take the person to the hospital, only leads one to the questions, are we being fed a story with less than all the relevant facts like e.g. how did the cops know to call Mr De Lille's family doc instead, & if he was dazed & confused, how did they get the family docs number?? Now clearly if we are unbiased & open minded its fairly easy to form an opinion that something's afoot here...

      lesanreid - 2012-11-05 17:17

      Since when are you a Medical Specialist?

      JohnB - 2012-11-06 02:58

      Hendrik, read the article again, the police didn't call De Lille's doctor, she took him there herself. See you are in love with that old ar$ehole Verwoerd, maybe that's why you can't read.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-06 10:25

      Hendrik, your name says it all. My father in law had a bad stroke and he didn't even know it was happening. He is now disabled on the right side.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-11-06 12:12

      hendrik, hou jou bek jy praat twak. Nowhere in this article does it state the police called his doctor. It says Mrs. Delille took him to their house doctor. Learn to read before spouting your garbage, Google strokes and see how wide a range they come in, millions of people have had a troke and never even realized it. Your comment about the police is bordering on libel, I hope for your sake no one decides to point it out to the police.

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-11-06 22:47

      Hendrik.verwoerd.14 - your name speaks for itself. *vomits*

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-05 10:31

    Give the guy a break. He had a stroke 4 haven sake. Lol im glad i wasn't around when the incident happened.

      sekalf.nroc - 2012-11-05 16:29

      sakhikikilele - looking at your FB I am surprised that such a religious driven (peaceful) person can write such rubbish... guess you are just a small pretentious little individual trying very hard to be heard... poor little boy

      Havokreeka - 2012-11-06 09:23

      Sakhile, well everyone's sick of the crap your "people" do. and by people I mean ANC. Now I'm not going to generalise like this racist piece of crap. But if you're so sick of white people: -Why do you wear white people's clothing? Shaka never wore a tie -Throw away your computer, it's a "white-mans" invention -Sell your car, cars are another white invention -I see you studied at University, so you got a white man's education? If you're so sick of us, go live in a mud hut without and electricity. You're all quick to knock white people, but if it wasn't for white people you'd still be living in the dark.

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-05 11:16

    Wishing Edwin a speady recovery. Please follow Tamlin's advice!!

  • riotousr - 2012-11-05 12:37

    Hope he recovers sooner.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-05 13:01

    My driving would also be deemed "negligent & wreck less" if I was suffering a stroke at the same time.... wishing hubby a speedy recovery! Would I have stopped on side of road & able to still drive under the conditions -- Nope this is RSA its TOO dangerous! I would drive to seek first available help

  • sharon.ackerman.77 - 2012-11-05 17:28

    Its amazing how people in these comments can insult an individual they don't even know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • profesas1 - 2012-11-05 20:24

    I'm reading this story and thinking 'lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

  • KennySven - 2012-11-05 21:13

    Get well soon,I hope he was not struck down by that dreaded alcholi-stroke

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-05 21:20

    For once we have some bright cops who can make a medical diagnosis.An invistagation into the events after the cops managed to stop Mr. De Lille to the time they got him to hospital would give one a beter perspective instead of speculation.Thereafter ......

  • kenneth.hlatshwayo - 2012-11-05 23:37

    Any patient that suffers a stroke, be it mild or major needs to undergo occupational therapy and physiotherapy whilst establishing the cause and getting them medically fit. And for the record...that cannot take 3weeks. This guy was under the influence of alcohol or narcotics and he was never tested. He is afterall the husband to the mayor.

      annette.vanpletzen - 2012-11-06 09:23

      You don't know what you are talking about. I work with stroke victims and mild strokes don't always need therapy!!!!!!!!!!

  • lulama.mbelwa - 2012-11-06 05:32

    Shame man, atleast he was saved by the police, I wonder what could have happened had he not been stopped

  • selebaleng.mashike - 2012-11-06 09:16

    I wish him a speedt recovery. Ms De Lille stay strong.

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-06 10:02

    Hope he became well quickly, so that you carry your duties assigned to you by the nation without any other problems. We wish him well and recover.We are with you Mam.

      Msika - 2012-11-06 10:35

      He's already recovered, the only thing he's probably suffering from is a massive headache, caused by a night of heavy drinking. Thanks God he didn't hurt himself or any other innocent people.

  • angelo.dealbuquerque - 2012-11-06 10:11

    Different Laws for different citizens...I was stopped by Cops for over speeding I was rushing to the doctor cause I had food poisoning and I couldn't breath properly ...As they asked me to get out of the car with pistols pointed at me I came out slowly out of My "Merc" = young black man in Merc SlK in cape town = stolen ...I threw up and they pressed me down on the ground saying I was drunk until other cop realised my face was getting swollen only then they called an Ambulance after 1 hour of a struggle ...That's My CAPE TOWN I am glad I now live in JHB

      Msika - 2012-11-06 10:37

      Only in cape town Angelo, only in cape did a good thing by moving.

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-11-06 10:53

      Yeah right, it will never happen In JHB.Dream on. Not all cops are intelligent, so one incident in Cape Town may be isolated. In any case, the cops are not run by the government of the province. They are still under the command of the National Police Commissioner, who is a political appointee of your chosen President.

  • gail.hayesbean - 2012-11-06 12:07

    There is nothing more difficult for a man with a car than to give up driving. Having had a stroke recently he was probably warned not to drive or even medicated on something that didn't actually work or had an adverse effect. Good lucck to the De Lille family during what must be a difficult time. For now take his keys away and rely on public transport and friends.

  • len.murozvi - 2012-11-06 12:30


  • robert.ferreiro - 2012-11-06 12:59

    Get well soon...we need your Lady at the top of her game....

  • siphobongohead - 2012-11-06 14:33

    This is an attempt by the lie deny steal cheat party, the ANC, to smear a brave lady.

  • Sir.Phakama.Nhassengo - 2012-11-06 15:20

    This is too typical, reading all comments below...such sympathy just cos its a DA affiliated person...WOW... My thoughts are "WHO FREAKING CARES"

  • simthembile.lizwi - 2012-11-06 16:07

    South Africans! Truth or Lies and Reconciliation Commision did not work.... What a tragedy....

  • fshabangu - 2012-11-06 17:10

    I gues it was a mayoral "booze induced" stroke! not the medical one..

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-06 17:50

    I also get strokes when the cops pull me over when I had a few too many!

  • Heather.Pansegrouw - 2012-11-06 23:37

    According to the Road Traffic Act you should not drive after a stroke until a doctor has certified you as being safe and fit to recommence driving!!

  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-11-07 09:33

    I smell a great big fat rat. If this was his "second stroke in two weeks" what the hell was he doing on the road? No Patsie, you need to come clean on this one. It just doesn't add up and you, my dear, have an unfortunate history of bending the rules and being economical with the truth. There are too many awkward questions, and not enough answers!

  • kobus.greyvenstein1 - 2012-11-07 10:33

    Glad that he did not cause a serious accicdent. He should not be driving until he has recovered. We hopethat he will recover fully.

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