De Lille, DA chair to be questioned by party's federal commission

The pair is being probed for their alleged role in the leak of confidential information to a newspaper by de Lille’s researcher.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – Former Democratic Alliance (DA) Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille and the party’s Cape Town chairperson Shaun August could soon be questioned by the organisation's federal legal commission.

The pair is being investigated for their alleged role in the leak of confidential information to a newspaper by de Lille’s researcher Josh Jordaan.

The leaked document, which was apparently doctored, relates to a DA investigation, which found August and a councilor flouted internal party procurement rules.

The party’s James Selfe says, “They were the three people that were mentioned in the article and so to the extent that they were mentioned, they’re the people who we’d start with in terms of any investigation.”

Jordaan has since resigned from the DA.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)