CAPE TOWN – Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is fighting back after the DA caucus voted against her on Wednesday night.
She’s accusing councillors of voting with their stomachs.
De Lille also believes the recall clause used to pass the no-confidence motion against her, was unfairly used.
A total of 97 councillors participated in the vote, with 41 voting against her while 15 either abstained or were absent.
De Lille will now be given an opportunity to present her side of the story to the DA’s Federal Executive Council.
Taking to Twitter, De Lille said “Next round! Let’s go!” along with a video of her wearing boxing gloves and likening her battle with the party to a boxing match.
“This fight that I am having with the Democratic Alliance is like a boxing fight — you win one round, you lose one round. But in the end what is important is whose going to give the knockout,” she said pulling a punch.