De Lille: 'I've never asked any person for any money'

JOHANNESBURG 07 February 2018 - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the DA is abusing the criminal justice system by laying charges against her. The party accuses De Lille of soliciting a R5-million bribe from a businessman in 2013. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille is accusing the Democratic Alliance of trying to destroy her reputation.

She says the allegation that she solicited a R5-million bribe is false.

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"The DA is hell-bent on destroying my reputation. I want to send a message to them: if you want to do that, you must come with real evidence. I have never asked any person for any money. The DA is hell-bent on tarnishing my name and my reputation," says De Lille.

A Vanderbijlpark businessman, Anthony Foul, alleges that De Lille sought money in exchange for her support of his company to supply fire extinguishers to Cape Town informal settlements.

 

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