- The EFF has taken aim at the DA in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro and has threatened to remove the mayor Athol Trollip
- Julius Malema has said that the EFF will call for a motion of no confidence in Trollip
- This is seen as a way to win favour with the ANC and to get revenge on the DA for not supporting the motion
The EFF is flexing its muscle after the successful motion for land expropriation was passed in the National Assembly.
Briefly.co.za learned that the EFF have threatened that if the DA doesn't tow the line and support the motion it would remove Athol Trollip as the mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan according to ewn.co.za.
EFF leader Julius Malema: "On the 6th of April, the day of Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival, the day of the formation of the PAC by Robert Sobukwe and the hanging of Solomon Mahlangu - in honour of these people but also a demonstration of seriousness about land we will be passing a motion of no confidence on the mayor of PE as a warning shot."
This is seen as the EFF's way of punishing the DA for not voting in favour of the motion. The call for a no-confidence vote has gotten Trollip worried.
Athol Trollip says that he is concerned: "We are concerned. We offered the voters change and change they got. The EFF decided to support us in the last motion of no confidence against me and now apparently they're bringing their own."
He does concede that this is part of the political game and the ANC is most vulnerable in Nelson Mandela Bay and the EFF see that it would be a fair trade to hand the metro back to the ANC as compensation for a position of power.
The no-confidence vote could be tabled in April.
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