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A bruising battle is looming in the DA as the party moves to remove Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille from her position amid accusations of maladministration and corruption in the city — and that she used public funds to renovate her private home. The allegations embarrass the DA, which prides itself on clean leadership. But De Lille, known for her fiery, no-nonsense approach, is unlikely to go quietly. She is expected to go to court to challenge allegations and moves to remove her. She has until Monday to give her party reasons why she should not resign as mayor. She said on Sunday she was considering her legal options. "I am of the view that (the reasons provided by the DA for my suspension) do not warrant my suspension nor my removal. "I have made no secret of the fact that I will consider legal action if the DA decides to remove me from my position as the mayor of Cape Town," De Lille said. "I am of the view that the ‘process’ that has been followed has been patently unfair towa...

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