CAPE TOWN - Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is on her way out of office, but not without drama.
She insists a political solution was not reached between her and the DA.
Moments after a media conference with party leader Mmusi Maimane, De Lille denied in a tweet that any deal was struck with the party.
She’s calling it a political solution and says she could no longer take the consistent abuse.
I want to assure South Africans that I did not make a deal with the DA. I took the personal decision to resign because I could no longer take the consistent abuse. It was very difficult decision and I trust that everyone will understand.— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) August 5, 2018
De Lille will step down as mayor at the end of October.
She was accused of maladministration and bringing the party into disrepute and has always talked about clearing her name at the disciplinary hearings.
Before leaving office on 31 October, the outgoing mayor says she’ll dedicate her remaining time to tackling issues, like land invasions in the city.