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DA Nelson Mandela Bay submits another motion of no confidence against Bobani

Nov 26, 2018
DA Nelson Mandela Bay submits another motion of no confidence against Bobani

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Nelson Mandela Bay is expected to brief the media on a motion of no confidence that the party says it has tabled against Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani.

After failing to get its motion against Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, tabled before the last special Council Meeting, the DA is making another attempt.

It's former coalition government partner, the African Christian Democratic Movement (ACDP) in the Bay, has already also re-submitted its own motion of no confidence against Bobani.

Allegations had been made that Mayor Bobani apparently pocketed hundreds of thousands of Rands through an alleged corrupt relationship with a service provider on the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS).

DA Nelson Mandela Bay submits another motion of no confidence against Bobani

"Mayor Bobani is facing numerous allegations of corruption," the DA said.

"These include allegedly receiving hundreds of thousands of rands in an allegedly corrupt relationship with a Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality IPTS Service provider.

"Recently the Hawks swooped in on Bobani’s office and removed files and computers regarding an investigation into the IPTS.

"The future of Nelson Mandela Bay is hanging in the balance after the City’s takeover by Mayor Bobani and his failing ANC-led coalition of corruption."

That last meeting ended up in chaos and allegations of assault.

DA Nelson Mandela Bay accuses Bobani of interfering with contracts

Last week, the DA said it will be laying criminal charges against Bobani, and "his failing ANC-led coalition of corruption", after allegations of political interference in the awarding of contracts to companies surfaced in the media.

"It is illegal in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) to pay contractors before any work has been done," said Andrew Whitfield MPL - DA Eastern Cape Premier Campaign Spokesperson.

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