Chairperson of the DA federal council James Selfe added to the tense political climate in Cape Town when he lashed out at mayor Patricia de Lille publicly. In a statement on Thursday‚ Selfe rubbished as "patently nonsense" suggestions by De Lille that an inquiry into political tensions in the city by the DA was an attempt to undermine her government. He was referring to the DA’s sub-committee‚ chaired by parliamentary chief whip John Steenhuisen‚ probing tensions in the party, which bubbled to the surface when De Lille and safety and security MMC JP Smith got into a public spat. Selfe’s statement came after De Lille vehemently refuted allegations penned by an executive director in her office‚ Craig Kesson‚ about possible misconduct and alleged corruption in the city. In her reply‚ De Lille said she had prioritised service delivery to people displaced by apartheid and had used public transport and affordable housing to champion her cause. "This has made me unpopular with a powerful m...

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