PATRICIA DE LILLE TO LAUNCH A NEW POLITICAL PARTY
Patricia de Lille has re-entered the political boxing ring, announcing her new political movement on Sunday.
After a two-week break, the former Cape Town mayor says she’s used the time to conduct research and consult with her family and supporters. She has decided to launch a new party that will contest next year’s elections in all nine provinces.
She’s also not ruled out contesting the premiership in the Western Cape.
The link to De Lille’s new political movement, For Good, is already up and running to outline the party’s manifesto. The new movement, she says, will groom the youth to build a new breed of politicians that will fight against corruption, neglect of the elderly, promote good business practices and stimulate the economy.
This will form the basis for De Lille’s new political party that will officially be launched in January.
De Lille has shrugged off what she’s termed an abusive relationship with the DA, and says she’s ready to move on.
“It’s time for a new political order in our country. I am here to announce that I will continue to avail myself to serve my country, the country I love.”
She’s not ruled out throwing her hat into the ring to succeed Helen Zille as Western Cape premier.
“I want to end with a new style of politics where the youth and experienced men and women are united at the forefront of making change happen for the good of our country.”
De Lille says more details of the new party, including its name, will be revealed in two weeks time.