Fadiel Adams, the leader of the Cape Coloured Congress (CCC), has resigned as president.
But the party says it does not accept the resignation and that discussions will be held to determine a way forward.
On Sunday, Adams took to Facebook to say he was stepping down as party leader, but said he would not be joining any other political party and would remain a committed CCC member.
CCC secretary-general, Sakeena Frenchman, said an attack on Adams’ character had led him to stand down, and that his decision was not accepted by party members and the structure, reports IOL.
“The truth of what transpired has now come to light and has vindicated him. The person in question who made these allegations has now disappeared.”
Frenchman said Adams has availed himself for a meeting with members.
“We also bear in mind that infiltration within political parties will always be there. Indeed, these kinds of influences cause disruption and instability within political parties.
“We are a new political party with many challenges but with one goal – and that is to change the lives of our people,” she said.
But according to Adams, his decision was “a long time coming”.
“I’ve delayed it because at the time I felt the party needed my contribution. The reliability of the CCC is not negotiable whether I’m president or not.”
Adams said he was “tired” and expressed a need to spend more time with his children.