Cape ANC in two minds over De Lille

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CAPE TOWN — The ANC Western Cape seem to be di­vided over al­le­ga­tions against Cape Town mayor Pa­tri­cia de Lille con­cern­ing se­cu­rity up­grades at her home.

ANC Western Cape sec­re­tary Faiez Ja­cobs yes­ter­day told News24 it was not in­volved in lodg­ing a crim­i­nal com­plaint about the se­cu­rity up­grades, but it did plan to lodge a sep­a­rate crim­i­nal com­plaint against her over the City of Cape Town’s Metro Po­lice.

Ja­cobs said the ANC in the Western Cape be­lieves Metro Po­lice mem­bers are break­ing the law by ex­ceed­ing their man­dates.

The ANC’s Dul­lah Omar re­gion’s Khaya Yozi yes­ter­day told News24 he was on his way to the Cape Town Cen­tral po­lice sta­tion to lodge a crim­i­nal com­plaint against De Lille over se­cu­rity up­grades at her home.

Yozi said ANC mem­bers would next ask the pub­lic pro­tec­tor’s of­fice to in­ves­ti­gate al­le­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion against the mayor stem­ming back to 2014. Yozi said the ANC Western Cape be­lieves the se­cu­rity up­grades at De Lille’s home was paid for with tax­pay­ers’ money.

In an ear­lier state­ment, De Lille said: “Re­gard­ing ren­o­va­tions at my house, these were paid for by my­self and I am pre­pared to make the proof of these pay­ments made by my­self known as part of the proper le­gal pro­cesses.”

How­ever, City of Cape Town Speaker Dirk Smit is­sued a state­ment say­ing an amount of some R451 000 was paid by Cape Town Coun­cil for se­cu­rity mea­sures at her home.

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