Patricia de Lille has resigned as mayor of Cape Town at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
De Lille accused the speaker at City of Cape Town Council Dirk Smit of lying about receiving a letter of resignation from her.
While briefing the media De Lille asked for a pen to sign her resignation letter and vowed that she will keep on fighting to clear her name.
She says she will be taking two weeks to rest and will be back to make an announcement about her future.
She urged South Africans not to let anyone bully them and stand up for what is right.
De Lille also resigned as a member of the DA saying she can't stand the abusive relationship any longer.
Patricia De Lille says I have always give my full cooperation to the investigators and I am asking the court to set aside the report, in July 2018 DA charged me that shows you the disrespect of party and state. #DeLille— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) October 31, 2018
Mayor Patricia De Lille has shown great courage. She remains a giant among the small people who worked in the shadows to remove her. She will again be vindicated by the Courts. May she continue to serve our nation as she has her whole life. Well done and respect. #PatriciaDeLille— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) October 31, 2018
I take off my hat to Patricia De Lille for exposing white canards of DA. There is no room for white supremacists in RSA— phillip mhlongo (@phillip_mhlongo) October 31, 2018
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Patricia de Lille thanks Capetonians and resigns as mayor