The opposition in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro have successfully removed the DA mayor, Athol Trollip through a vote of no-confidence.
His bitter rival – the UDM’s Mongameli Bobani is the new mayor
A new speaker ANC councillor Bulelwa Mafay has been elected.
The election of a new speaker was made possible after the MEC for local government, Fikile Xasa designated Jenny Roestorf to preside over the election of a new speaker. Mafaya was elected with 61 voters in the 120 seat council. The DA-coalition is not in chambers after they left during the afternoon. Earlier today the DA speaker, Jonathan Lawack, was removed from the position after one DA councillor abstained from voting.
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