Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says tabling a motion of no confidence against DA Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille shows the party is serious about fighting corruption.

Maimane was addressing the media after his People’s Forum tour in Motherwell in Port Elizabeth.

Maimane says the party has tabled the motion against De Lille as she’s facing allegations of corruption in her administration.

Maimane says, “If you want to run a clean and accountable government you need to stand up for your principles. You need to stand upfront and say we would hold public representative accountable regardless of their positions. So all of those investigations are on the go and as federal executive and as a leader of the DA. I want to run governance that performs better that ensures we manage crisis as well. That ensures we continue to deliver for the people as well in the most excellent way the DA government does.”

It emerged that the ANC has abandoned its decision to lodge a motion of no confidence in De Lille.

This after the DA’s Federal Executive authorized the DA caucus in the City of Cape Town to lodge the motion after the City of Cape Town council ordered an investigation into De Lille’s conduct.

An independent report on allegations against top City of Cape Town officials implicated in claims of covering up irregularities has found that there is evidence to suggest that De Lille may be guilty of gross misconduct. This is related to alleged financial mismanagement.

De Lille has also been removed from directing the City’s response to the current prolonged drought.