NELSON MANDELA BAY
Nelson Mandela Bay friction: parties in new push to oust DA mayor Trollip
Nelson Mandela Bay metro could have a new coalition government in place before the end of next week if opposition parties follow through with their decision taken on Thursday to oust Athol Trollip as mayor. The opposition parties — the ANC, EFF, Patriotic Alliance, African Independent Congress (AIC), United Democratic Front (UDM) and the Patriotic Alliance (PA), hold a combined 61 of the 120 seats in the council. The DA, the Congress of the People (COPE) and the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) have a total of 59. At a meeting in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, leaders from the ANC, EFF, UDM, AIC, PA and United Front (UF) took a decision to remove Trollip through a no-confidence motion. The parties will then join forces to put a coalition government together. Among those at the meeting were Faith Muthambi of the ANC, EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, Zanoxolo Wayile of UF, PA president Gayton McKenzie and AIC secretary-general Mahlubi Jafta. Jafta said the opposition counci...
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