Cape Town - Mayor Patricia de Lille’s DA membership has ceased, meaning that she is no longer the mayor of Cape Town.
Natasha Mazzone, deputy federal chairperson of the federal council, said De Lille’s membership has ceased because of the controversy surrounding her.
The main reason for the steps comes after her interview on Radio 702/567 with Eusebius McKaiser last month, where she allegedly said that she will resign.
"In the course of this interview, Ms de Lille on two occasions indicated that she intended to resign from the DA as soon as she 'had cleared her name'.
"Ms de Lille was invited to explain why she had not, as a matter of fact, ceased to be a member by virtue of this section when she admitted that she intended to resign. She attempted to argue that this referred to resigning as mayor. The Federal Legal Commission (FLC) found that the context showed very clearly that she intended to resign from the DA.