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Patricia de Lille, DA public spat continues

De Lille says the Electoral Commission's order is enough proof of the DA lies, while the party says she should focus on the serious criminal charges against her.

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane (right) and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille (left) addresses the media on 5 August 2018. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The public spat between the DA and former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille seems to be far from over.

The Western Cape High Court yesterday referred de Lille's application to get her former party to apologize for claiming it fired her as mayor, to the Electoral Court.

The IEC ruled the DA must apologize for spreading misinformation about her exit.

De Lille says the Electoral Commission's order is enough proof of the DA lies.

“The IEC’s decision stands that the DA lied.”

The DA's Mike Moriaty says she should focus on the serious criminal charges against her.

“She faces criminal charges for her wrong doing and tenure as mayor and we are glad she’s no longer part of the DA. W won’t be distracted by a one-person revenge project.”

It's still unclear when the matter will be heard in the Electoral Court.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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