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Trollip attempts to calm Bobani storm

By Nomazima Nkosi | 2017-03-20 12:19:13.0

Deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani has apologised for his behaviour during a heated human resources meeting‚ according to Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip.

However‚ Bobani has refused to confirm this.

Trollip released a statement on Sunday following a report in the Sunday Times on how a meeting over the appointment of a director of public health had become heated.

But asked to comment‚ Bobani said‚ “The alleged apology is a statement I have not seen or had an opportunity to discuss with the mayor before it was issued“.

He said he needed to establish the facts‚ context and authenticity of Trollip’s statement before commenting further.

In a leaked recording of the meeting‚ Bobani can be heard advocating for the appointment of his strategic adviser‚ Nombeko Nkomane‚ as the new director of public health.

His clash is with city manager Johann Mettler and director of corporate affairs Vuyo Zitumane.

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