Durban's deputy mayor Fawzia Peer replaces mayor Zandile Gumede at eThekwini Municipality as she is on 30 day leave. File Picture: African News Agency

Durban - Did someone just try to poison Durban's interim mayor, Fawzia Peer?

Questions were raised following a tweet by DA eThekwini caucus leader, Nicole Graham. 

It is believed that during a council meeting on Thursday, an announcement was made that there was a substance in one of the water bottles. 

Graham said the meeting continued despite Peer's abrupt exit. 

It’s very concerning. This council has become characterised by thuggery and chaos," she told The Mercury.

Peer is the city's interim mayor following Zandile Gumede's suspension. 

Earlier, the Daily News reported that city manager, Sipho Nzuza, arrived for the full council sitting, shrouded by a number of body guards. 

In a post on Facebook, Graham said chaos erupted at the City Hall when Nzuza arrived. 

The Mercury