Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille says she will continue her work with water augmentation projects despite Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane announcing that she will be stripped of her powers to deal with drought issues.
De Lille says she has received no official communication from the DA on the matter.
She has launched the City’s water map which marks residential properties using less than 10 500 litres of water per month with green dots.
De Lille says the map will assist in managing and reducing consumption to avoid ” Day Zero “.
Meanwhile, there has been mixed reaction from political parties in the City of Cape Town following the resignation of City Manager, Achmat Ebrahim. He tendered his resignation amid allegations of corruption.
Ebrahim allegedly failed to report tender irregularities worth millions to the council.
The African National Congress in the city council says it is shocked by the resignation. The African Christian Democratic Party says it is a huge loss.
The Economic Freedom Fighters says he did the honourable thing to resign.
DA leader in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela has welcomed the resignation.
Madikizela says, “Stepping aside to allow an investigation to continue without interference, I think it’s something that needs to be commended, when you do that you don’t want to create a perception that you will interfere with an investigation. That is why we are welcoming this decision by Mr. Ebrahim without necessarily prejudging the matter.”