Cape Town - Five DA City of Cape Town councillors resigned mere minutes before a City council meeting started.
The five are:
1. Chief Whip Shaun August (the second most powerful position in council)
2. Siya Mamkeli (Area Based Mayco Member - Mini Mayor)
3. Suzette Little (Area Based Mayco Member - Mini Mayor)
4. Greg Bernado (Atlantis councillor)
5. Thulani Stemela (Mfuleni councillor)
August was the first to go.
As he left he said: “Mayor, this would have been your last day at the council. But I am telling you that this will not be your last. I cannot stand the abuse by this party."
August then walked out of the council chamber.