DA 'to school' officials on how to run new municipalities - De Lille

Patricia de Lille says the City of Cape Town is the benchmark of a well run municipality.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille speaks to journalists at the IEC's Western Cape results centre on 4 August 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the City of Cape Town will be "schooling" its officials on how to run a municipality in those regions now under the party's control.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says city officials will assist counterparts in the DA's newly acquired municipalities of Nelson Mandela Bay and Beaufort West, among others.

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Should the DA win Tshwane and Johannesburg, de Lille says they will do the same in those municipalities.

She says the City of Cape Town is the benchmark for an excellently run municipality.

"We've been working with our counterparts for the past eight months to advise them on how to go about doing things. We will assist them as far as we can."

The mayor added that the party will be "schooling" its officials on how to run municipalities efficiently and effectively.

While the race is tight the DA has its sights set on governing the Eastern Cape municipality. The party has also unseated the ANC in Beaufort West, albeit through a marginal win.

It will have to form a coalition to take over the municipality in the Karoo town.

De Lille says the City of Cape Town is the benchmark for a well-run municipality.