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Highly anticipated Bay Council meeting over Bobani cancelled over security concerns

Oct 17, 2019
Highly anticipated Bay Council meeting over Bobani cancelled over security concerns

Port Elizabeth -  In a Tweet, United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa, announced on Thursday morning, the highly anticipated special Council Meeting of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, which, among other things, was going to decide the fate of Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, has been called off.

 

According to Holomisa, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Council Speaker, Councillor Buyelwa Mafaya, decided to cancel the meeting "until further notice" after she was warned by the SAPS of a security risk at the meeting.

On Wednesday, the bid by opposition parties to oust the UDM's Bobani suffered its first setback, whenthe Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) apparently pulled out at the 11th hour. The EFF's Floyd Shivambu took to Twitter to remind Athol Trollip, he will never be Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay - or of anything, again.

 

It woul seem Mayor Bobani has again survived a bid to remove him. But it is understood that opposition parties are not giving up and are still expected to go ahead to the Council Chambers hoping to have enough numbers to constitute a quorum.

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