- The DA coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay is under risk of being removed from power
- Opposition parties had a meeting and want to put in a no-confidence motion against Mayor Trollip
- These opposition parties are planning to possibly create their own coalition government
The DA seems to have lost control of their coalition in Nelson Mandela Bay.
It's possible that Nelson Mandela Bay might have a new coalition government in the very near future. That is, if opposition parties put into action their plan to get rid of Mayor Athol Trollip.
BusinessDay reports that the decision to oust Trollip was made on Thursday, 2 August. There are reportedly plans to table a motion of no-confidence in Trollip.
There was a meeting of members from opposition parties - ANC, EFF, Patriotic Alliance, African Independent Congress (AIC), United Democratic Front (UDM) and the Patriotic Alliance (PA) - to debate over removing the DA-led coalition from power.
Their plan is to then create their own coalition government.
These opposition parties hold 61 of the 120 seats in the council and the DA, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) and COPE hold 59 seats.
The Patriotic Alliance president, Gayton McKenzie, said that the Bay needs fresh leadership. McKenzie promised that changes are coming.
Marlon Daniels from the Patriotic Alliance said that faith in the DA has been lost.
We are going to form a minority-party-led government. The DA has had their chance, and the ANC have had their chance. Now it’s our turn.
The UDM’s Nelson Mandela Bay leader, Mongameli Bobani, feels that the residents of the Bay have suffered long enough. Bobani added that they want to give residents what they need.
Mayor Trollip didn't have much to say on the matter but did say that the DA would not give up without a fight.
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