NELSON MANDELA BAY
DA’s Trollip shrugs off UDM threat and reshuffles committee
NMB mayor Athol Trollip rewards Patriotic Alliance councillor with the post held by UDM’s ejected official
DA mayor Athol Trollip has reshuffled his executive committee, ignoring threats of legal action from his alliance partner, the United Democratic Movement (UDM). Trollip rewarded Patriotic Alliance councillor Marlon Daniels, who tabled the motion of no confidence in former deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani, with the position of mayoral committee member responsible for health. The post was previously held by Bobani. He was stripped of the portfolio in May, following escalating tensions with Trollip. Bobani was removed as deputy mayor in a vote of no confidence on Thursday, in a move that prompted UDM leader Bantu Holomisa to give an ultimatum to the DA that Bobani be reinstated by August 28. Holomisa has threatened to pull the UDM from the DA-led coalition in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, a move that would create a hung council. On Monday, he said the party was still drawing up legal papers to be served on the DA-led metro. The friction between Trollip and Bobani has drawn in the leaders ...