- Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip says the EFF’s move to unseat him will hurt service delivery in the metro
- The EFF has tabled a motion of no confidence against Trollip as punishment for the DA for not voting for land expropriation in Parliament
- Trollip says if he is forced to leave projects totalling R200 million will grind to a halt
The Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip, has warned that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) proposal to unseat him will hurt service delivery in the metro.
The EFF has tabled a motion of no confidence against Trollip, the move is widely believed to be punishment for the DA’s failure to support the land expropriation without compensation motion in Parliament.
Trollip has warned that if he is forced to leave, service delivery projects totalling R200 million will grind to a halt and the results will affect all the residents of the metro.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Trollip and the DA said they and their other coalition partners were ready to face any challenge which the EFF and the ANC could throw their way.
EFF leader Julius Malema said his party would only support the ANC if they nominated the former deputy minister of finance Mcebisi Jonas for the position of mayor.
Malema said unlike the rest of the ANC, Jonas was committed to clean governance.
The EFF said its coalition agreements with the DA in Gauteng were still intact, but he warned the DA that he could change his mind at any stage.
Trollip accused the ANC and EFF of being power hungry populists who only cared about self-enrichment and not about the needs of the people of Nelson Mandela Bay.
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