The Democratic Alliance Mayor in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, Athol Trollip is set to face his second motion of no confidence. But this time it is set to be the EFF that will bring the motion.
Trollip survived the first motion because the EFF did not support it.
The DA is not pleased with the latest development.
The proposed motion by the EFF poses a huge threat to the DA’s control of the metro.
The EFF holds six seats in the 120 seat council and together with the ANC’s 50 seats a further five votes is necessary to remove the mayor.
The DA says it will not be blackmailed.
DA provincial leader Nqaba Bhanga says, “It’s very irresponsible of the leader of the EFF Mr Malema for what he has just said because the DA and EFF differ fundamentally on policy. Therefore, we are not going to change our party policy because we work with the EFF. We totally disagree with land grab and expropriation because of what it has done in countries like Zimbabwe.”
The EFF repeated the call that it will bring the motion.
Malema says, “The former Deputy Mayor Mongameli Bobani from the UDM is looking forward to the motion. He was removed as deputy mayor with a motion of no confidence last year.”
UDM Mongameli Bobani says, “Last year, the UDM supported the move to remove councillor Trollip that was tabled by the PA and the EFF didn’t support that motion. Now that the EFF is going to put a motion to remove the mayor we will definitely show as the UDM.”
Provincial ANC Acting Chairperson Phumzile Tshuni says, “We are not supporting the DA-led coalition. We are the main opposition and therefore, it’s an open secret that the DA must vacate the office. We will support any motion that is against the Democratic Alliance coalition.”
The motion is expected to be tabled on the 6th of April.
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