CT ANC says de Lille home upgrades paid for by council

The ANC's Xolani Sotashe told the media he has invoices which show that the city paid R104,000 of the more than R700,000 upgrades to de Lille's private residence.

Patricia de Lille. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in Cape Town says it has proof that security upgrades at Mayor Patricia de Lille’s home were partially paid for by the council.

The ANC's Cape Town Council Chairman Xolani Sotashe on Wednesday told the media he has invoices which show that the city paid R104,000 of the more than R700,000 upgrades to de Lille's private residence.

In a statement earlier this week, the mayor said that she paid for renovations at her residence, adding that she's prepared to provide the proof of payments.

Sotashe says they'll take the matter further.

“An amount of R140,000 has been paid already. This is a continuation of the work that has started last year already. So we are saying then as the ANC, this is crunch time. De Lille must come clean, why did she lie to the public? ”