“Let’s follow due process to arrive at an outcome. I am being found guilty. I am being smeared as if I’m corrupt without any due process being followed‚” she said. “These allegations must all be tested then we can make a decision.”
De Lille was given until last Friday to give reasons to the DA as to why she should not resign as mayor of Cape Town.
This followed the postponement of an initial deadline that the party's federal executive had given to her‚ following an investigation by a subcommittee of the federal executive.
The subcommittee found sufficient management and governance-related challenges prevalent in the DA’s City of Cape Town caucus‚ negatively impacting the city’s mandate to govern efficiently for the people of Cape Town‚ Phumzile Van Damme‚ DA spokeswoman said in a statement in December.