The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has welcomed the removal of Athol Trollip as the Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro on Monday. Its leader, Julius Malema says arrogance and lack of consultation with other political parties within the metro is the reason he has now been ousted.

A vote of no confidence in Trollip was passed after all Democratic Alliance (DA) council members left the chamber. The DA plans to challenge the validity of the motion in court. Malema spoke to the media in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

He says as the administration comes in, they will now continue to watch developments in Port Elizabeth. “DA wants to now run Nelson Mandela ungovernable, because they are removed. Again that is arrogance, why can’t they humble themselves and subject themselves to the process because they have got recourse. They can go to court, the court will make a pronouncement, the court must tell us, why would the same meeting which removed the speaker not remove the mayor. “Click below for more on the story: