Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

De Lille could have made a courtesy call, says DA

De Lille could have made a courtesy call, says DA

The Democratic Alliance says it will not punish Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille for addressing mourners at an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Nt'sekhe said De Lille broke protocol by not informing the DA, even if she had attended in her personal capacity.

Once you've listened, share the podcast with your circle and let us know what you think, by voting in the poll below. "A courtesy call to alert the DA would have been welcomed".

The rally was held in Brandfort in the Free State, the town Madikizela-Mandela was banished to in the mid-1970s.

Public leadership expert Erwin Schwella says he doesn't expect De Lille to immediately retire from politics if she is loses her DA membership.

"Free State DA provincial leader Patricia Komape and DA members in the Free State were at the memorial service as well", Shivambu reacted on Twitter.

Selfe said there were other scenarios where politicians appeared on the platforms of other parties, but the individual would usually inform the party, which De Lille had not done, he said.

She says anyone who wants to make speculations about why she attended the EFF event and whether she would be joining the EFF in future should ask her on Sunday after Mam' Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral.

"She said, "what are those boys doing to you?"

Norah Moahloli, a retired local teacher and friend for 40 years, said she has patiently waited for Winnie's house to be turned into a monument.

De Lille meanwhile was unavailable to comment on the issue at the time of publication, telling News24 she was in a meeting. [DA leader Mmusi Maimane] was also invited to speak at the event by the EFF, but due to prior commitments, he could not attend. De Lille had a good relationship with [Madikizela-Mandela], and this is respected.

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