Bobani apologises for bad behaviour during Trollip’s no confidence vote

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United Democratic Movement (UDM) councillor in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Mongameli Bobani, has apologised for an incident involving Congress of the People (COPE) MP Deidre Carter during a chaotic council meeting during which a motion of no confidence in Mayor Athol Trollip was on the agenda.

Bobani makes the apology in an email to UDM secretary general Bongani Msomi.

Bobani claims in the email that he had no intention to touch or collide and quote: “set upon” Carter during the heated exchanges in Chamber.

Things became heated when it emerged that Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor Athol Trollip was likely to survive an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) sponsored no confidence vote.

The African National Congress (ANC) had joined forces with the EFF in an attempt to remove Trollip.

The vote has been postponed for two weeks. Carter has told a local newspaper that she was affronted by Bobani’s behaviour.

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