The EFF has hit out at the DA for demanding answers from Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille on why she attended the EFF’s memorial for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela without prior consent. DA chair of the federal council James Selfe has said De Lille would have to explain herself. However, EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu accused the party of targeting her. De Lille was warmly welcomed by the EFF leadership at the memorial which was held on Wednesday, the same day as the official state memorial held in Orlando, Soweto. "This is evidently [a] witch hunt by the lily white liberals‚" Shivambu tweeted on Thursday. "Free State DA provincial leader Patricia Kopane and DA members in the Free State were at the memorial service as well. Patricia worked with Mama Winnie and it’s within her right to pay tribute in an appropriate platform." In response to the DA's allegations, her spokesperson Zara Nicholson said, “She was going there to honour a friend and someone she regarded as a sister. She ha...

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