Embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has vowed to take her matter with the DA, further.

She says she will now make representations to the DA’s federal executive, after the party’s caucus in the City Council voted for her removal.

The caucus met shortly after a full council meeting Wednesday. The caucus will now communicate its decision to remove De Lille to the Federal Executive.

De Lille has been at loggerheads with the DA over governance issues in the council.

De Lille, who currently faces a disciplinary hearing on charges of misconduct, says she will not take what is happening to her laying down.

“It’s clear that this motion was driven by individual feelings and not the public’s will. I’m always using the analogy of a boxing match where you win one round, I won the first vote of no confidence  against me, and now the caucus’ one, the second round, but to me what ultimately matters is who gives the knockout. So I am now ready to go to the federal executive, as I understand this to be the next step in the process.”