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Northern Alliance’s Gary van Niekerk elected new Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor

Gary van Niekerk is the metro's third mayor since the November 2021 municipal elections.

NELSON MANDELA BAY - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality has a new mayor.

Gary van Niekerk from the Northern Alliance was elected on Friday after the DA's Retief Odendaal was ousted through a motion of no confidence.

Van Niekerk is the metro's third mayor since the November 2021 municipal elections.

READ: Motion of no confidence politically motivated - NMB mayor

He served the metro as its Speaker until he resigned with immediate effect on Friday afternoon.

The ANC's Eugene Johnson was elected the new Speaker.

The shake-up in the metro's leadership was orchestrated by a coalition of the ANC, EFF, Patriotic Alliance, and Northern Alliance.

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