Madikizela: Motion tabled against De Lille triggered by her defiance

The DA's top decision-making body gave the go ahead for the motion to be tabled after the party's city caucus voted in favour of the move.

Mayor Patricia de Lille briefing the media on the water crisis in Cape Town on 18 January 2018. Picture: Graig Lee Smith/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Democratic Alliance (DA) Western Cape leader, Bonginkosi Madikizela, says that the motion on no-confidence tabled against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille was triggered by her defiance.

“What angered the members of her own caucus which set this motion is her defiance, even after the party had subjected her to internal processes. That’s the issue here.”

De Lille on Wednesday unleashed a Twitter fightback.

She says there appears to be great haste within the party to sack her.

The DA's top decision-making body had given the go ahead for the motion to be tabled. This after the party's city caucus voted in favour of the move.

The African National Congress in the city withdrew its no-confidence motion against De Lille.