Patricia de Lille Forms New Political Party

At a Sunday press briefing, former Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, had announced that she will launch a political party that will contest the 2019 elections.

Although it was previously speculated that she would run for the position of Premier in the Western Cape, she did not indicate whether this is the case.

She only stated that she would consider it and that the party would run in all 9 provinces.

She also stressed that these decisions will be made in January when the party is launched.

Giving a short summary of what her party will run on she said that they will focus on supporting families, cleaning up corruption, healthcare, and jobs.

She also said that their campaign will be on focused on the good of South Africa and its people, and more action with less talk.

She said that expects a new level of dirty tricks and campaigns from the DA to discredit her history of fighting corruption.

She however encouraged the DA to stop with their dirty tricks and focus on the issues affecting the communities.

She joked that she had given the DA “a bloody nose, but it seems that they don’t learn.”

When asked what the name of the new party will be, she said that they have not chosen a new name because they are still doing research on the viability of the different names.

On whether she will form a coalition, she only said that coalitions are normal and that there is a possibility that the party will cooperate with other parties.

She admitted that she was approached by several political parties including the ANC and the EFF, but she believes a new style of politics is necessary.

She thanked the thousands of supported who had sent her messages of encouragement.

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