CAPE TOWN – Democratic Alliance (DA) Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she won’t be drawn into making her attendance at an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) event a side issue.
The DA’s leadership said she had to provide information to them out of courtesy as to why she had been invited to speak at an event of another political party.
On Wednesday De Lille attended the memorial service for Winnie Madikizela Mandela in Brandfort Free State, hosted by the EFF.
De Lille says Madikizela-Mandela was a close colleague to her and regarded her as her sister.
Relations between the two has turned sour as De Lille faces disciplinary hearings against her and attempts from the DA to push her out, this latest move by De Lille wont win her support from top DA leaders who feel she is trying to divide the party.
I will not succumb to making my attendance at an EFF event a side issue. I went to honour Mama Winnie. I have great respect for Mama Winnie, she was a close friend and I regarded her as a sister. She was a former special colleague of mine. https://t.co/qjylwAvP3W
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) April 12, 2018
I visited Mama Winnie’s old home in Brandfort. This place holds so many sad memories. It’s a great pity that it wasn’t turned into a museum while she was alive so that she could give a first hand account of what happened here at the hands of the apartheid government. pic.twitter.com/gedambHNmc
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) April 11, 2018
Photo Credit- EWN