Nelson Mandela Bay elects new mayor

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has elected Retief Ondendaal as the new mayor. Courtesy #DStv403

GQEBERHA - The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has a new mayor.

The DA's Retief Ondendaal beat out the ANC's Wandisile Jikeka by 60 to 59 votes.

A vote took place in the early hours of Thursday morning after a long council sitting full of drama.

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Mayor Eugene Johnson was removed through a no-confidence motion by a multi-party coalition.

62 councillors voted in favour of Johnson's removal and 58 voted against the ACDP-led motion.

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