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Double blow for DA as opposition boycott council meeting and PA withdraw in NMB coalition

PORT ELIZABETH, September 21 – The Nelson Mandela Bay council was brought to standstill after oppositions councillors including United Democratic Movement which is still the coalition partner boycotted a council meeting on Thursday. Adding a blow to Democratic Alliance which is leading the coalition government was the announcement by the Patriotic Alliance (PA) that is pulling […]

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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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‘DA is the ultimate devil and Malema is Zille’s poodle’ – BLF

Sello Theletsane Black First Land First (BLF) says it had warned the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) against giving political power to whites and being in coalition with the Democratic Alliance (DA), who according to the BLF in a statement released yesterday was never the “better devil” but the “ultimate devil”, adding that Julius Malema was Helen Zille’s poodle. BLF […]

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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 […]