- A second attempt to vote on the motion of no confidence against Athol Trollip has been abandoned
- Chaos reigned supreme in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro council chamber after heckling dominated proceedings
- The meeting was adjourned and permanently postponed
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The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Council has abandoned its second attempt to vote on the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) motion of no confidence against Mayor Athol Trollip.
The meeting once again descended into chaos and was permanently adjourned by the Council Speaker. Heckling once again dominated proceedings from the word go.
Councillors were afforded the opportunity to pay tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela before the debate was due to start, but that was as far as proceedings got.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the meeting quickly regressed into shouting matches between opposing politicians, the behaviour of some politicians has been described as childish.
DA councillor, Nqaba Bhanga was drowned out by some in the opposition benches who jeered him as he spoke.
Council Speaker Jonathan Lawack brought proceedings to a premature end, the vote has now been permanently adjourned and councillors will have to make arguments to Lawack as to why a future meeting should be scheduled.
This means Trollip’s future will remain far from certain for the foreseeable future, although he remains in his position until such time as he is removed by a successful vote of no confidence.
Trollip slammed the behaviour of opposition councillors and said they deliberately collapsed today’s meeting.
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