DA Leader Maimane wants CT Leadership to Restore Confidence

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 23: National spokesperson for the DA, Mmusi Maimane on July 23, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Three new members of the DA, deriving from the COPE Women's Movement, were welcomed. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Sydney Seshibedi)

JOHANNESBURG- Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane wants the new Cape Town  leadership to restore public confidence.

“Whilst the situation is unprecedented and painful to all the DA, we hold a view that it is time now that we look at the fresh leadership in the city to take the caucus forward and to restore faith in the public, in what has been the crown jewel of the DA government until recently, ” Maimane said.

Maimane was addressing the media on the tense standoff with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lile.

De Lilie will ask the Western Cape High Court to rule that a motion of no confidence in her leadership be debated on Thursday, be voted under a secret ballot.

The Cape Town Mayor is facing internal turmoil within the DA as many DA caucus have shared their displeasure with the style of her leadership and the allegations of misappropriate funds into her home security system.

She is also facing criminal charges, charged by the DA itself, as it is alleged  De Lille asked for a bribe in exchange for her endorsing fire extinguishers that a Gauteng businessman intended rolling out in informal settlements.

De Lile has said she will fully co-operate with authorities into the criminal investigation against her, as she has hired prominent lawyer Dali Mpofu.

De Lile has insisted she is innocent and has done no wrong doing.

Photo Credit- Rise FM

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