‘I won’t step down until I'm found guilty in a court of law'

Truman Prince has dismissed calls by the DA for the ANC to suspend him as mayor.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Beaufort West Mayor Truman Prince says he will not step aside until he's found guilty in a court of law.

Prince is accused of diverting public money for an African National Congress election campaign and, more recently, assaulting a female uniformed traffic officer.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for him to be suspended as mayor and as a South African Football Association official.

Prince has shot down the DA's call for him to be suspended as a football official, by questioning the party's spokesperson for sport, Solly Malatsi's sporting credentials.

"He did nothing for sport. I've never, ever heard him playing any sport."

He says Malatsi should look within his own party.

"He must go ask Helen Zille why she received money from the Guptas and then she complains when other people ask for money."

Prince says he's cooperating with authorities.