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The DA prayed and it rained, says Athol Trollip, but not everyone agrees

Sep 10, 2018
The DA prayed and it rained, says Athol Trollip, but not everyone agrees

The Democratic Alliance (DA) prayed and it rained, so said former Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip, over the weekend – but not everyone agreed.

On Friday, Trollip (@AtholTtweeted; “Giving thanks to God for the rain at Churchill dam with my DA colleagues from NMBM and Kouga was really moving. As we arrived it started pouring and we danced spontaneously in the rain.”

He followed that tweet with another one on Saturday, in which he wrote; “We prayed to give thanks for the rain together as a DA caucus from Nelson Mandela Bay with our colleagues from Kouga Municipality at the Churchill dam yesterday [Friday], look what has happened since! God is amazing and his blessings are filling our dams.”

On Sunday, he again tweeted; “This is an endorsement of what God does when we pray earnestly to him in request and thanks. The Churchill dam is almost full and still the water is streaming in to the dam.”

True, data from the Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service showed good rains were recorded in the Bay’s catchment areas, which also supply the Kouga Local Municipality.

While some twitter users seemed to agree with Trollip’s tweets, some were quick to respond that the rains had not come because of the prayers of the DA caucus, but apparently because of the ‘new dawn’ brought by new Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani.

“The rains are welcoming their African son @MongameliB,” tweeted Alpha Mhlaule.

Ziluleke. Jikingqina tweeted: “Ewuu @Our_DA is claiming the rain too yho.”

“To me it looks like they are claiming they can make God do things,” responded another user.

Vuyo Biyana reminded Trollip; “The rain started to bless us after your removal, in fact a day after you were removed. So your blessing has been a blessing.”

“You saw the weather forecast then jumped to the church!!! That’s just lame,” said Michael Mabusela.

“After you vacate your post and the rain starts pouring God is amazing,” tweeted Malilelwa Zintombi.

Tim Loughton thought “There is probably a more rational explanation with respect.”

“No tata these are blessings that you were ousted as NMB Mayor. We never had so much rain when u were in the seat. Stop ufuna credit ngezinto ezingenamsebenzi. This is also proof that you love power nangoku awufuni kwehla,” said another Twitter user.

Image: Athol Trollip via Twitter - @AtholT