The fate of newly elected mayor of Knysna in the Southern Cape Mark Willemse is still uncertain.

Willemse controversially assumed the seat of mayor last week after he and another fellow DA councillor voted with opposition in a motion of no confidence to oust former Democratic Alliance (DA) Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies.

Other DA councillors walked out of the council meeting in protest and left the African National Congress (ANC) to vote.

Western Cape DA leader, Bonginkosi Madikizela says the party has not taken a decision yet on his future.

Meanwhile, the Eden District Municipality where Willemse resigned as council speaker this week will hold a special council meeting on Wednesday morning to elect an acting Speaker.

Eden District Municipal Manager, Monde Stratu says, “Because of that resignation in terms of the law the vacancy has now occurred and in terms of the structures act if a vacancy occurs in the position of the Speaker, council must elect a new person to act as Speaker.”