Cape Town’s former Executive Mayor and Democratic Alliance (DA) party member, Patricia de Lille, has announced that she is ready to once again “serve her country” as a member of a new political party.
De Lille is forming her own party and plans to launch it in January 2019.
“I really have got enough energy left. It is time for a new political order in South Africa,” she said at a briefing on Sunday morning.
The politician announced that the new party will run in the 2019 elections across all the country’s provinces.
The name of the party is yet to be revealed, but for now it seems it may be named the Independent Democrats, a nod to de Lille’s previous political party.
I am starting a new party of good people fighting for good people. We all deserve a better South Africa. Join me and we can do good together. Visit https://t.co/wViAOJDKfo#ForGood pic.twitter.com/sdLy0QI9ih
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) November 18, 2018
“I am still going to stay in politics. As things stand now, we are still busy … analysing some data and checking whether the ID name still holds collateral. This will determine whether the party’s name will be changed or not,” she said.