Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip has once again dodged facing a motion of no confidence tabled in him by the EFF, as Tuesday’s special council meeting collapsed ahead of the vote — the second time this has happened in two weeks. The meeting barely lasted an hour and a half, with most of the time spent on messages of condolences following the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela last week. The meeting once again descended into a heckling match, even before the motion of no confidence was tabled or debated. Eventually the meeting was “permanently adjourned” by speaker Jonathan Lawack, who is a DA member. EFF councillor Zilindile Vena accused Lawack of seeking to sabotage the vote, saying he had “an agenda to collapse our meeting”. The meeting had been called to deal with, among other things, the EFF’s motion of no confidence in Trollip. The party raised the motion in a bid to punish the DA for not supporting the EFF’s position on the expropriation of land without compensation. How...

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