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Eight hours of disruption and screaming at Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting

PORT ELIZABETH, March 30 – Eight hours of drama, adjournments, heated debates, and disruption-after-disruption the vote of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip, was put on hold for two weeks on Thursday. The special council sitting scheduled for 8am on Thursday morning, was meant to deal with motions brought by the Economic […]

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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 […]