DA Silent On Patricia de Lille’s R2.2 Million On International Travel
The Democratic Alliance has remained silent on news reports relating it’s Cape Town mayor’s R2.2 million international trips.
Earlier reports revealed that Patricia de Lille’s international travel costs taxpayers a whooping R2.2 million with a single trip costing around R850 000.
Independent News report revealed that Patricia de Lille has already taken two overseas trips that were approved by her deputy Ian Nielson. Since the start of the 2016/17 financial year in July, the cost of international trips had amounted to R694 067.
De Lille’s trips go against Treasury’s circular which urged municipalities to reduce overseas travel. In August De Lille travelled to Turkey and she again travelled to the Netherlands for three days last week.
The City of Cape Town confirmed that de Lille will travel Atlanta, Newark, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco just this year alone.
In an attempt to defend these ridiculous trips city council spokeswoman Priya Reddy said the council had decided to use de Lille as the face of the city to promote Cape Town internationally.