Plans for new Nelson Mandela Bay coalition government

Plans are in motion to change the Nelson Mandela Bay government before the end of next week.

Parties in Nelson Mandela Bay’s coalition government took a decision to remove mayor Athol Trollip through a no-confidence motion. Image: BRIAN WITBOOI

At a meeting in Port Elizabeth on Thursday‚ leaders from the ANC‚ EFF‚ UDM‚ AIC‚ United Front and Patriotic Alliance took a decision to remove mayor Athol Trollip through a no-confidence motion.

There are plans to form a new coalition government.

This was confirmed by AIC general secretary Mahlubi Jafta‚ Patriotic Alliance president Gayton McKenzie and UDM regional leader Mongameli Bobani on Thursday afternoon.

McKenzie said: “We are removing this administration.

“The PA can no longer be blind to the fact the DA is evicting coloured and black people only.

“[The] Bay needs new and fresh leadership – leadership that will not have youth run to Jo’burg for opportunities.

“Huge changes [are] coming.”

The meeting was also attended by Faith Muthambi of the ANC‚ EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee and Zanoxolo Wayile of United Front.

The parties are in the process of getting signatures from all opposition councillors to petition speaker Jonathan Lawack to hold a special council meeting by no later than next week Friday.

Trollip declined to comment‚ saying he would not comment on a meeting he did not attend.

This is a developing story.

By: Rochelle De Kock – HeraldLIVE

Source: TMG Digital.

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