Former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor and United Democratic Movement (UDM) Councillor Mongameli Bobani has passed away. Bobani was admitted in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus ( COVID-19) three weeks ago, where it was reported that he was under ventilators.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa made the announcement about his death on his Twitter page on Wednesday evening.

In a statement, Holomisa says, “We commend Councillor Bobani for the good work he did for the people in Nelson Mandela Bay and his tireless efforts to grow the UDM in the Eastern Cape. He was always available and ready to roll-up his sleeves, and we will miss his energy and enthusiasm.”

In December last year, Bobani was ousted in a motion of no confidence during a council meeting in Port Elizabeth.