Elections 2021: Patricia de Lille says she has 'unfinished business' in Cape Town

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GOOD leader Patricia De Lille campaigning in Cape Town.
GOOD leader Patricia De Lille campaigning in Cape Town.
Marvin Charles
  • Patricia de Lille says her work in Cape Town is not done. 
  • She left the DA after an acrimonious battle with the party.
  • De Lille visited a voting registration site in Mitchells Plain.

Former Cape Town mayor, and now the leader of the GOOD party, Patricia de Lille, says she has "unfinished business" in the City of Cape Town.

De Lille visited the voting registration site at the Northwood Primary School in Mitchells Plain.

This is the first time De Lille's party is contesting the municipal elections.

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"We have been working here in Mitchells Plain, and already establishing branches, so that we have branches all over the nine wards. We started early registration campaigns and are just convincing residents why it is so important to vote. We are a force to be reckoned with in Mitchells Plain," said De Lille.

"Affordable housing in well-located areas is a project that must be started again because we started it and they (the DA) stopped it... so that we can get people into homes.

"We cannot play politics with housing. As the minister, I have allocated a number of parcels of land to the Western Cape government, but I cannot fix in two years what they have failed [to do] over the 10 years."

She left the DA after an acrimonious battle with the party.

She then formed the GOOD party in December 2018.  

De Lille has been campaigning in Mitchells Plain for many years. It is an area considered to be a stronghold for the DA.

Good-party leader Patricia De Lille
Good-party leader Patricia De Lille
News24 Marvin Charles

Meanwhile, GOOD's mayoral candidate for Cape Town, Brett Herron, was campaigning in far-flung areas. 

"We have been driving voter registration for the past two months. When the IEC cancelled the July registration weekend, we encouraged unregistered supporters to register online, using the IEC platform. We also helped people to register online.

"Our approach was to continue with voter registration and we haven't stopped.

"This weekend will be the last opportunity for South Africans who haven't registered, or who've changed address since the last election, to register in their ward to vote," Herron said. 

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