Cape Town's city council to debate DeLille, water tax

FILE: Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille. A special meeting of the Cape Town City Council will discuss her future. Photo: eNCA

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town's city council will convene a special sitting on Friday to discuss two urgent matters.



One part of the meeting, in which allegations of tender irregularity involving Mayor Patricia De Lille and transport commissioner Melissa Whitehead will be discussed, is set to be closed to the public.

The second will be an open meeting, in which the council will debate a proposed drought water tax - another politically charged item which some say could ultimately lead to De Lille’s fall.



Members of the Cape Town council have said they've lost confidence in De Lille's leadership.

"Confidence is measured in whether there's capability to do the job and whether or not there's health to do the job in the individual, especially in local government. And I think the party must take a very strong assessment. It can't just be a question of personalities or anything like that, we must make sure its properly tested, said Mmusi Maimane, DA Leader.


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