Patricia de Lille’s mother dies

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is seen during a break at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria on Thursday, 24 July 2014. De Lille said she was vilified and called names after she blew the whistle on alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is seen during a break at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria on Thursday, 24 July 2014. De Lille said she was vilified and called names after she blew the whistle on alleged corruption in the multi-billion rand arms deal."I was vilified, called names... I was called a useless idiot. I was followed wherever I went and even had a list of car registrations next to me as I was driving to check who's following me," she told the commission in Pretoria. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Mrs Lindt, 86, fondly known as ‘aunty Winnie’ died on Friday night after a long illness.

Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson has offered condolences on behalf of the city and residents to mayor Patricia de Lille and her family on the death of her mother Gertrude Lindt.

“It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of executive mayor Patricia de Lille’s mother Gertrude Lindt,” he said in a statement on Saturday.

Mrs Lindt, 86, fondly known as “aunty Winnie” died on Friday night after a long illness.

“As a mother, aunty Winnie was a pillar of strength to her family and was greatly admired and loved by her children. We extend our deepest sympathy to mayor De Lille, her family, and loved ones. We pray for strength and comfort during this difficult time,” Neilson said.

– African News Agency (ANA)




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