UDM‚ Patriotic Alliance attempt to oust Trollip in Nelson Mandela Bay

Coalition partner UDM and opposition parties seek to remove Athol Trollip as Nelson Mandela Bay mayor
Coalition partner UDM and opposition parties seek to remove Athol Trollip as Nelson Mandela Bay mayor
Image: SIMPHIWE NKWALI\Sunday Times

The Democratic Alliance’s coalition partners and opposition parties in Nelson Mandela Bay have filed their intention to move a motion to have Mayor Athol Trollip and Council Speaker Jonathan Lawack removed.

The motion – put forward by United Democratic Movement councillor and former deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani and Patriotic Alliance councillor Marlon Daniels – is expected to be debated at the next council meeting on November 30.

In the documents‚ which The Herald has seen‚ Daniels said Trollip had disrespected the council by giving the DA powers to deal with council matters

Among the challenges facing the council‚ Daniels said‚ Trollip had also ignored issues arising from the appointments of human settlements and corporate services head Vuyo Zitumane and city manager Johann Mettler.

“In line with the above‚ it is clear that the above legislations were contravened. I therefore move that Mr Trollip be removed from his duties with immediate effect‚ as he has disrespected and misled this municipality‚ resulting in a lawsuit.”

Daniels also called for a new mayor to be appointed with immediate effect.

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