There was jubilation among opponents of Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille on Friday — DA and ANC alike — over news of her potential axing. De Lille was suspended from the DA on Sunday — a move kept secret until Thursday evening — following the party’s inquiry into allegations ranging from mismanagement to corruption. Although DA spokesperson Phumzile van Damme would not reveal the contents of the inquiry report‚ she said De Lille had been given until Monday to explain why she should not be fired as mayor. "The sub-committee has now completed its work‚ and has found sufficient management and governance-related challenges prevalent in the DA’s City of Cape Town caucus‚ negatively impacting the city’s mandate to govern efficiently for the people of Cape Town‚" said Van Damme. De Lille is also facing a separate independent inquiry by lawyers Bowman Gilfillan into her connections to alleged tender fraud. The Sunday Times revealed in October that an independent auditor had raised concerns...

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