City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has her back against the wall as she tries to clear her name at a DA disciplinary hearing.De Lille is facing charges of bringing the DA into disrepute for her role in ructions in the City of Cape Town‚ which include allegations that she instructed that a report detailing alleged corruption be buried.The DA’s upcoming congress has the potential to spell the end of her career as the city’s mayor, as it may pass a resolution that allows the party to recall its public representatives.De Lille is on borrowed time in her job after her party instituted a motion of no confidence against her‚ which failed after opposition parties and rebel councillors voted against it.Political analysts Somadoda Fikeni and Susan Booysen believe that De Lille’s time with the DA may have come to an end‚ even if she is not found guilty by the disciplinary hearing‚ which started on Tuesday."I do think that there is a distinct feeling that Patricia de Lille’s time with th...

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