Athol Trollip will step down from his seat as a Nelson Mandela Bay councillor on December 31.
He will, however, continue working for the DA as a mentor.
DA provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga said Trollip had agreed to provide training to five of the party’s caucuses ahead of the 2021 Local Government Elections.
“We have agreed that he will assist the DA in terms of training caucuses in municipalities next year,” Bhanga said.
This includes councillors in the Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City, Dr Beyers Naudé, Blue Crane Route and Kouga municipalities.
“He will assist us in training these caucuses to make sure we win,” he said.
Trollip said he would also go into consulting.
“I will be playing a role in a consulting role to bridge the divide between the private sector and the public sector. My experience in this field can be most helpful.”
Trollip said one of the reasons he had resigned from active politics was the chaos in the Bay council.
“What is going on here is simply inconceivable and the current government is an absolute disgrace,” he said.
“We showed what could be done in two years and sensible people should make a comparison and then reject this chaos out of hand.”
“Those voters that voted for change got a taste of what can be achieved.
“To those who didn’t vote please realize the power of your vote.”