The DA has lost control of another municipality after Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip lost a vote of no confidence on Monday. It makes Nelson Mandela Bay, which includes Port Elizabeth, the second of the hung metros and municipalities the party has lost since the 2016 local elections. Trollip’s downfall was caused by DA councillor Mbulelo Manyati defying the party line. In 2017, the DA, which made huge gains in the 2016 elections on promises of clean governance and better service delivery, lost control over the small municipality of Mogale City on the West Rand of Gauteng after one of its councillors voted to oust former mayor Michael Holenstein. The DA also faces a real risk on Thursday of losing another metro if a motion of no confidence against Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga succeeds. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Trollip had worked tirelessly to deliver services to the people of Nelson Mandela Bay. “Today is the start of the reversal. We shall continue to fight for the peopl...

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