Grant Twigg‚ chairperson of the DA in the Cape metro‚ said the council had accepted all of the recommendations and conclusions Bowmans reached.
It delivered its report after a 10-month investigation that was stalled for six months while the firm waited for written responses from De Lille which never arrived.
Bowmans said De Lille should be investigated by the police for allegedly breaking the Municipal Systems Act by attempting to prevent former city manager Achmat Ebrahim reporting transport commissioner Melissa Whitehead to the council in 2015 for suspected misconduct.
If she is eventually convicted‚ she faces a fine or up to two years in jail.
Other recommendations by Bowmans that will now have to be implemented by city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo and speaker Dirk Smit include:
- Disciplinary action against Whitehead for allegedly unlawfully cancelling a tender and ignoring legal advice;
- Disciplinary action against officials in the council legal department who allegedly knew what Whitehead had done but did not stop her;
- Disciplinary action against Whitehead for alleged misconduct to do with the appointment of consultants Stephenson Harwood; and
- Disciplinary action against Whitehead for her alleged failure to declare a conflict of interest related to the Foreshore Freeway Precinct tender.
Mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron also faces disciplinary action for alleged misconduct in the granting of a R286m electric bus tender to Chinese firm BYD.
The council also agreed that the Bowmans report would be made public on the City of Cape Town website.
Whitehead has been suspended since March pending disciplinary action on other matters investigated by Bowmans.