Cape Town: Concerns rises against Democratic Alliance (DA) Western Cape Mayor Patricia De Lille after attending a memorial service for the late Struggle Icon Winnie Madikizlea-Mandela organized by Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) held in Brandfort in Free State on Tuesday.
DA says the party is concerned about the actions taken by De Lille, saying that she should have informed the party first, as a courtesy.
De lille’s appearance at the memorial service has sparked chaos particularly in the Western Cape with some members of the DA accusing her of misusing City funds for her own personal reasons.
She took it to twitter in efforts to clarify claims leveled against her, saying that she has not used any funds from the City.
“I just want to assure everyone that I’ve not used anything from the City of Cape Town for the trip. I paid for myself. The city will only pay for me when I go on official business… I went there in my personal capacity,” De lille said on a statement.
De Lille maintains she was invited by the family of a fallen Struggle Stalwarts Winnie Madikizlea-Mandela.
In the meantime, political analysts argued De Lille’s action is a red signal to the main opposition party, since she survived the much anticipated motion of confidence early this year amid allegation of corruption.
With the radical opposition party EFF refusing to vote De Lille out from power, this shows that there is a likely hood of the city mayor to form an alliance partnership with the red beret should her party decides otherwise. this can be traced back to De lille political roots from Pan African Congress (PAC) which is not different to the EFF ideology.