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Trollip takes swipe at “sell out” but respects #NMBCouncil court judgment

PORT ELIZABETH, September 20  – There were scenes of celebration on Thursday at the Port Elizabeth High Court after it dismissed an application brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) challenging the outcome of a controversial council meeting which saw the ousting of Athol Trollip as mayor. Defeated former mayor Athol Trollip told reporters outside the […]

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Mandela Bay council meeting at a standstill

PORT ELIZABETH, August 26  – A Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting has come to a standstill on Monday afternoon. Earlier on Monday, Council Speaker Jonathan Lawack was removed when Democratic Alliance (DA) councillor Victor Manyati abstained from the vote. The motion was brought by the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) Mongameli Bobani. Votes tallied were 59 against and 60 […]

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Nelson Mandela Bay special council meeting marred by disruption and scuffle

PORT ELIZABETH, March 29 – A special council meeting in Nelson Mandela Bay could not get underway on Thursday because of disruptions from opposition parties. Several motions were expected to be tabled including a motion to have Mayor Athol Trollip removed, but a scuffle broke out between Economic Freedom Fighter member Zilindile Vena and Democratic Alliance […]