The signs were there that Cape Town city manager Achmat Ebrahim would step down, says EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger.
The top executive has resigned after more than 10 years at the helm.
Ebrahim along with Transport Commissioner Melissa Whitehead and Mayor Patricia de Lille have been facing a battle to keep their positions.
On Friday, he was due to provide reasons why he should not face suspension pending disciplinary steps against him.
But Ebrahim did not make submissions to the city council. Instead, he handed in his resignation.
It now turns out that what he did submit on Friday was his resignation letter and he left.— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter
Meanwhile, De Lille has confirmed that Ebrahim has submitted documents to vindicate himself amid misconduct allegations.
Take a listen to the EWN update:
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