The ACDP in the City of Cape Town says the abrupt removal of Mayor Patricia de Lille is very concerning. The DA's Federal Executive Council earlier ousted her as a DA member. It says she went on a public platform in April to announce her intention to leave the party. The FedEx says Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson will now act in De Lille's position. ACDP caucus leader in the city, Grant Haskin, says they fear De Lille's sudden removal may lead to instability within the council. "Now that this announcement has been made, this effectively means that there is no sitting government in the City of Cape Town because all of the Mayoral Committee Members are appointed by the Mayor, who has now been relieved of her duties. So what we are concerned about as the ACDP is what this means for governance of the city until a new mayor is elected, especially at a time like this where the draft budget has to be adopted at the end of this month", added Haskin.