Cape ANC in two minds over De Lille
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.