The deadline for Patricia De Lille to give reasons why she should not resign as Cape Town Mayor is on Friday.

This follows her suspension from DA activities late last year after a sub-committee of the party’s federal executive found sufficient concerns about the management and governance of the city.

De Lille is fighting fires on several fronts. Among these is an allegation that she had used public funds to make improvements at her private home.

She is also involved in a spat with mayoral committee member for safety, security and social services, JP Smith, following the closure of the City’s special investigation unit.

An executive director in her office has also accused her of planning to discredit a senior manager who questioned alleged tender irregularities.

The director has also claimed the mayor asked that a report into a possible 43 million rand loss regarding a tender be made to “go away”.

De Lille has promised not to go quietly and threatened that she would legally challenge the attempts to remove her.