Cape Town - DA councillor Shaun August wasn't the only member of council to announce his resignation asa tribute to executive mayor Patricia de Lille in a city council meeting on Thursday.
Mayco members Suzette Little and Siya Mamkeli have also resigned in support of De Lille.
"My decision does not come lightly considering the two years of struggle, discrimination and double standards that I have been subjected to by the DA," August said as he resigned.
"I, Shaun August, hereby submit my letter of resignation as Chief Whip of the City of Cape Town Council, a Councillor in the City of Cape Town and a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) effective immediately."
Earlier during the meeting, Mayor Patricia de Lille launched a blistering attack on her detractors who she says has been slandering her in the media.
The attack came after recent media reports alleging misconduct and De Lille’s alleged involvement in corruption.
De Lille has previously slammed the Bowman Gilfillan’s forensic report into allegations of corruption and maladministration in the City of Cape Town. The report will be tabled in today’s council meeting.
“I have suffered vicious attack to my good name for more than a year and still people are intent on destroying me,” the mayor said.
“I will not allow my good name to be smeared.”