Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the Democratic Alliance (DA) has furnished her with reasons for her suspension from party activities.
She refused to comment on the matter on Friday until she received an explanation. De Lille says her assessment is that the reasons given do not warrant her suspension nor her removal.
In a statement she says she will consider legal action if the DA decides to remove her. De Lille says she and her officials have worked hard to elevate the Cape Town administration to its current position of being one of the best run metropolitan municipalities in the country.
She says the process to suspend her is unfair and her legal team will convey this to the DA Federal Executive. She says she is focussing on compiling detailed submissions to the party regarding the allegations against her.
De Lille has until Monday to explain to the DA why she should not resign from her mayoral position. She must also explain why she should not remain on suspension pending the outcome of an independent investigation into her conduct.