Mayor Patricia de Lille was blindsided, publicly shunned, and “thrown to the dogs” by her own councillors in the City of Cape Town yesterday. During a city council meeting on the proposed punitive tariff measures for water abuse, deputy mayor Ian Neilson put forward an amendment that sought to delegate all the mayor’s water crisis or drought related responsibilities.
More than 30 of the DA’s most influential leaders will meet at 9.30am tomorrow to decide whether suspended Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille should be axed. James Selfe, chair of the federal executive, the party’s highest decision-making body, said yesterday the timing of the meeting had been decided on about 10 days ago. This was before new allegations of maladministration against the mayor came to the fore from the city itself.
Day Zero for taps to run dry in the City of Cape Town has again been revised. Mayor Patricia de Lille, pictured, told the media yesterday that dam levels had dipped below 30% since the start of this year. This meant instead of an imminent cut-off of April 29 it is now April 22. Total storage in the dams has fallen by 1.3% and dam levels currently stood at 29.7%. And while usage has dropped from more than 600 million litres a day, the situation was still dire.
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Selecting a term
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