Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said on Wednesday that she has approached the court to have a Bowmans report that makes adverse findings against her set aside.
However, she undertook to vacate her office at 5pm today. She said she had not entered politics for positions and would continue to fight to clear her name despite no longer being mayor.
She also announced her resignation as a member of the DA, which she said was full of “stupid people” who had slandered her.
De Lille paid tribute to those who have supported her.
She signed her resignation in full view of the media in front of the Western Cape High Court.
De Lille said she already filed her legal papers this morning.
She said the city was wasting millions in ratepayer funds in taking her on.
She pointed out that the same law firm had made contradictory findings against her in two separate reports.
De Lille once again slammed council speaker Dirk Smit for “lying” that she had resigned, since she had never sent him a formal resignation letter.
A version of a Bowmans report found De Lille liable for allegedly attempting to interfere with city manager Achmat Ebrahim’s duties.