Former Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille vacated her office yesterday, but the Democratic Alliance hasn’t seen the last of her as she has filed court papers against the City of Cape Town and the party.

De Lille wants the council’s adoption of a damning report on her conduct to be set aside, contending that law firm Bowmans made contradictory findings on the same misconduct charge against her. She also wants the DA to pay the costs of the application.

De Lille said the purpose of her court challenge was to clear her name.

“How can the same company conducting the same investigation on the same charge come to two different conclusions about me? One conclusion clears me of wrongdoing and the other finds me guilty and therefore needs to be investigated. That’s at the heart of the legal challenge.

“I only agreed to resign after the DA abandoned the Steenhuisen report due to lack of evidence and withdrew the charges against me.

“I was not prepared to resign with charges hanging over me.”