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NMB council comes to a standstill

PORT ELIZABETH, March 29  – A Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting had seen no progress six hours into it on Thursday and came to a complete standstill. The special council meeting where several motions were expected to be tabled , including a motion to oust Mayor Athol Trollip, was adjourned before lunch. The meeting was marred with […]

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Holomisa demands apology from DA for “unsubstantiated accusations”

Port Elizabeth, September 13 – United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has come out guns blazing once again in support of former Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor, Mongameli Bobani. In a letter to Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday, Holomisa accused the DA of “dubiously” using a “draft report” by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to engineer Bobani’s exit. Holomisa is […]

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Trollip bribe accuser fires attorney

Port Elizabeth, August 10  – A former Democratic Alliance (DA) activist who accused Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip of offering her a bribe, fired her attorney in the middle of court proceedings on Thursday. Nontuthuzelo Jack, 47, was back in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday where the case against her hit another snag. Jack, 47, […]

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Fate of DA-led coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay hangs in the balance

PORT ELIZABETH – The status of Nelson Mandela Bay coalition government has reached a tipping point with Executive Mayor Athol Trollip announcing on Tuesday, that he had taken a decision to axe Deputy Mayor Mongameli Bobani from the position of Mayoral Committee member heading the public health directorate. At an impromptu media briefing on Tuesday […]