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Political impasse sees NMB councillors failing to agree on Metro’s R12 billion budget

JUN 6, 2018

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Councillors on Wednesday again failed to pass the Metro’s 2018/2019 budget and Integrated Development Plan (IDP) after reaching a deadlock.

Wednesday’s meeting was a continuation of the meeting that was adjourned last week Wednesday after opposition Councillors walked out in protest of what they termed the Democratic Alliance (DA) led coalition’s arrogance.

The debate on the “authentic” and “pro-poor” budget proposal delivered by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip, will now be heard next week Tuesday as officials seek legal advice on how to break the political deadlock in Council.

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