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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 […]

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Holomisa wants investigation into Bobani’s ‘missing’ affidavit

PORT ELIZABETH, September 19 – United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa wants to know why ousted Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani’s founding affidavit had gone “missing” at the Port Elizabeth High Court. Holomisa was reacting after the court ordered that the UDM application to have Bobani reinstated as deputy mayor be struck […]

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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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UDM’s Mongameli Bobani booted as Nelson Mandela Bay Deputy Mayor

PORT ELIZABETH, August 24 – Against the backdrop of chaotic scenes the Nelson Mandela Bay council on Thursday booted the United Democratic Movement’s Mongameli Bobani as the city’s deputy mayor. Tensions were high and as the matter went to vote some councillors expressed their rejection of the motion before existing the chamber. Sixty votes were in favour of […]