Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille is leaving the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The revelation followed shortly after an announcement that she’s stepping down as mayor.

Senior Democratic Alliance sources have revealed that De Lille and the party have agreed that she will stay on as mayor for three more months until October 31.

“This is my official resignation as executive mayor of the City of Cape Town effective from 7pm on 31 October 2018.”

De Lille says she puts her faith in the independence of the judiciary.

She says she has devoted her life to the city.

“I’ve spent more than seven years of my life devoted to the success of the administration of the city.”

She further said that  this is a dent in her career, but not the end of her career. She says she’s leaving the DA and will ensure she clears her name in public.