Patricia De Lille: Wiki, Bio, Age, Political Party, Awards, Offices, Arms Deal

Patricia De Lille: Wiki, Bio, Age, Political party, Awards, Offices, Arms Deal, Good, Parents, Education, Children, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, net worth: Patricia De Lille is a South African politician who is the current minister of Public Works and Infrastructure and is also the leader of the Political Party “Good”. She has previously served as the Mayor of Cape Town and Western Cape Provincial Minister of Social Development. Patricia founded and led the political party, Independent Democrats (ID). Recently she made the headlines when she unveiled the Anti-Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Billboard at Caledon Police Station in December 2022. Keep reading this article to know more about her life and other personal details.

Patricia De Lille

Patricia De Lille Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Patricia was born on 17th February in the year, 1951. She is currently 71 years old but still in her form. Born on 17th February her Sun sign or Zodiac sign is Aquarius. She was born and brought up in Beaufort West, Cape Province, Union of South Africa.

Patricia De Lille Parents, Siblings, Education

Patricia was born in Beaufort West to Henry and Gertrude Lindt. Her father who was a teacher was a Pan Africanist Congress supporter. She was the 3rd child of her parents. She had 6 other Siblings. Patricia did her primary schooling at Methodist Primary School and her secondary schooling in Bastiaanse Hoerskool. She also earned a diploma from Damelin College in industrial relations.

Patricia De Lille Politics, Offices, Tenure

After finishing her education she started working in a factory as a lab technician and got involved in the South African Chemical Workers Union and paving her way to becoming the National Executive Member of it. Patricia founded the Political Party “Independent Democrats” on 21st June in the year 2003. In 2014 the party merged with “Democratic Alliance”. From 2010 to 2011 she held the office of Western Cape Provincial Minister of Social Development before being succeeded by Albert Fritz.
Patricia served as the Mayor of Cape Town from 2011 to 2018. She has been a member of the National Assembly of South Africa from 1994 to 2010. In 2018, she founded the Political Party Good and has been the leader of the party since. Patricia is currently serving as the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure from 2019 onwards.

Patricia De Lille Whistleblower of the Arms Deal

Lille acted as the Whistleblower of the Arms Deal in South Africa. She called for an investigation into South Africa’s Purchase of weapons costing 4 billion rands from British and other European manufacturers. She felt that there is some corruption going on with the issue. However, her call for an investigation was rejected by the Government and she was accused of being unpatriotic and embarrassing the country. She even said that people are unaware of the threats of ANC which is a liberation party that has complete disregard for the constitution and laws and is ready to get corrupted so that their President, Jacob Zuma could become the leader of the country and break the Democratic structure.

Patricia De Lille Resignation, Accusations

In 2017 she ordered the closing of Cape Town’s special investigations unit against the wishes of the city’s committee member for safety, security, and social services. However, it was implied that she has benefitted from security upgrades at public expense at her home. However, those accusations were dismissed. Patricia was however charged with misconduct along with accusations of intimidation and criminality. After being voted out, her membership with DA was canceled.

However several complications arise with this act and it was finally decided by De Lille and DA mutually that if she resigns as the Mayor of Cape Town, all internal charges against her from DA would be withdrawn and she will still remain a member of DA. Soon after, Patricia resigned as the Mayor of Cape Town and also as a member of DA.

Patricia De Lille Awards, Recognitions

In 2004 she was awarded the “Freedom of the City” of Birmingham, Alabama, and the ” Old Mutual South Africa Leadership Award” in the category of Woman Leadership. In 2005 she was listed among the top 5 women in Government and Government Agencies. Patricia was listed in 22nd place among the top 100 Great South Especially noted for her role in the Arms Deal investigation. Patricia is the first woman to be recognized as Honorary Colonel of the 84 Signal Unit in the South African National Defence Force. She is the second favorite politician after Thabo Mbeki according to a Markinor Survey conducted in 2004.

Patricia De Lille Leader of Good, Election, Current Office

After leaving the DA and resigning as the Mayor of Cape Town she declared that she is forming a new political party called “Good”. The party was registered with IEC and contested the 2019 general elections. She was the Western Cape Premier candidate for “Good” in 2019 and launched the “Aunty Pat for Premier Campaign”. After the elections, she became a member of the National Assembly of South Africa and was appointed as the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, which she is currently available.

Patricia De Lille Husband, Children

Patricia was married to her Husband Edwin de Lille in 1972. They had a long happy marriage of 49 years. She has a son with her husband Edwin called Allistair. In 2021, Patricia has left a widow after her husband died of some long persisting illness.

Patricia De Lille Height, Weight, Net Worth

Patricia is 5 feet 3 inches tall which is equivalent to 160 centimeters and 1.6 meters. She weighs 60 Kg or 132 pounds. About her body measurements, her bust measures 34 inches, her waist measures 28 inches, and her hip measures 35 inches. She has black hair and eyes. Patricia’s net worth is estimated to be 1.5 million dollars.

Here is a full bio of Patricia De Lille, her age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, boyfriend, husband, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurements, eye color, hair color, nickname, net worth and more.

Patricia De Lille Information Table

Name Patricia De Lille
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Profession Politician, Chemical Technologist
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 160cm

meters – 1.6m

feet inches – 5ft 3in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 60kg

in pounds – 132lbs

Figure Measurements Bust: 34 in

Waist: 28 in

Hip: 35 in

Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth 17 February 1951
Age (as of 2022) 71 years
Birth Place Beaufort West, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aquarius
Nationality South-African
Hometown Cape Province
School Methodist Primary School

Bastiaanse Hoerskool

College/University Damelin College
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Christianity
Current office Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure
Political Party Pan Africanist Congress

Independent Democrats(founder)

Democratic Alliance

Good(founder)

Address N/A
Hobbies/Interests N/A
Marital Status Widowed
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: Henry 

Mother: Gertrude Lindt

Siblings  6 siblings(name unknown)
Husband/Wife/Spouse late Edwin de Lille
Children Allistair de Lille
Net Worth $1.5 million

Social Media Accounts of the “Good” Party Leader

Instagram

Twitter

Lesser Known Facts about the Politician

  • She was once accused of running her party “Independent Democrats” in an undemocratic manner which was in direct contrast with the basic principles of Democracy.
  • She also worked as a Chemical Technologist.
  • She was initially a member of the Pan Africanist Congress party, the same as her father. But she later broke away from the party and formed her own “Independent Democrats”.
  • She is widely known for her efforts as a Whistleblower in Arms Deals.
  • She was on good terms with DA leader Helen Zille though later their relationship soured.
  • She was mentioned as one of the top 10 women in South Africa by Rapport newspaper.

FAQs on The African personality

1)What is her age?

She is currently 71 years old.

2) Who was her husband?

Her husband was the late Edwin De Lille.

3)What office she currently holds?

She currently holds the office of Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.

4) What party is she currently leading?

She is currently leading the political party “Good” which she founded.

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