Cape Town - Outgoing Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has cast doubt on her much anticipated resignation, saying that a new damning report and the courts will decide on her position.
De Lille who is expected to vacate office on Wednesday and make room for incoming mayor Dan Plato says she will have to clear her name before stepping down from her position.
“I want to go to court before Wednesday to try to review and set aside this report. I am taking one day at a time. A day in politics is a long time.
"If anyone of you ask me if I am going to resign on the 31st , I am going to tell you, wait for the 31st. My emphasis now is to clear my name and I think I need to be respected for that. It is guaranteed by the rule of law in the Constitution” said De Lille.
Last week, the City of Cape Town council adopted the recommendation of a forensic investigation report into alleged corruption and maladministration at the City in a closed meeting.