The Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Retief Odendaal and his deputy Khusta Jack have been removed in a motion of no confidence that was tabled against them.
This follows delays to the start of the council meeting, after ousted deputy mayor Jack filed a court application to try and stop today’s council meeting.
Speaker Garry Van Niekerk from the Northern Alliance also resigned from his position. Van Niekerk and Odendaal have been nominated for the position of mayor, while DA’s Ryno Kayser and former mayor, the ANC’s Eugene Johnson have been nominated for speaker position.
The city will be welcoming a 7th mayor since Athol Trollip in 2016.
NELSON MANDELA METRO MAYORS by SABC Digital News