De Lille awaits DA to provide reasons for her extended suspension

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's suspension from the Democratic Alliance’s activities was extended on Thursday.

FILE: Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has the weekend to come up with reasons to hang on to her job.

Her suspension from party activities was extended on Thursday after a Democratic Alliance (DA) investigation found sufficient concerns over her management of the city to warrant calling for her to defend her mayorship.

But it's not saying exactly what these findings are.

The DA’s federal executive says it will decide on further action against de Lille when it meets next week.

Opposition parties in the city council say the DA must come clean on what it's uncovered.

De Lille is also facing allegations of corruption from a top official in her office, which is now the subject of a separate investigation by the city.

The mayor says she's waiting for the DA to provide reasons for her extended suspension from party activities.

“I am aware of the media statement by the DA. I can also confirm I received a letter from the party to suspend me. I am still waiting for the reasons for my suspension from the party and will not comment any further.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)