De Lille, who boarded a flight on Monday from Bristol in the UK back to Cape Town, told the Cape Argus two reports were circulating undersigned by law firm Bowman Gilfillan.
The Cape Argus is in possession of the report clearing her, but there are reports that suggest that Bowman has recommended that De Lille, mayco member for transport Brett Herron, former municipal manager Achmat Ebrahim and former executive director Melissa Whitehead be criminally charged.
Bowman was tasked with investigating allegations that Ebrahim was prevented by De Lille to report to council allegations of improper conduct by suspended transport commissioner Melissa Whitehead. Ebrahim resigned on January 12.
The firm was also to probe allegations that Ebrahim was precluded by De Lille from reporting to council allegations of misconduct by Whitehead pertaining to a forensic investigationinto alleged irregularities involving payments to Volvo for bus chassis. Allegations Ebrahim was prevented by De Lille from reporting irregular expenditure of R43million, caused by Whitehead for the payment to Volvo for 29 bus chassis, were also investigated.