National 11.8.2016 12:02 pm

Patricia de Lille elected Cape Town mayor

FILE PICTURE: Patricia de Lille. Image courtesy: Facebook

FILE PICTURE: Patricia de Lille. Image courtesy: Facebook

After winning an outright majority in the city, DA councillors voted overwhelmingly in favour of De Lille.

As expected, Democratic Alliance (DA) Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille held on to her mayoral chain on Thursday morning during an election in the first City of Cape Town council meeting following last week’s municipal polls.

After winning an outright majority in the city, DA councillors voted overwhelmingly in favour of De Lille despite a challenge from the African National Congress (ANC), who nominated their mayoral candidate, Xolani Sotashe.

Sotashe got 56 votes against De Lille’s 160.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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