UDM heads to court over Bobani dismissal

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File: The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan council has voted in favour of a motion of no confidence in deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani.

JOHANNESBURG - The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is heading to court on Tuesday to have ousted  Nelson Mandela Bay metro deputy Mayor, Mongameli Bobani reinstated.

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Bobani was removed after a no confidence motion.

The party says the motion is unconstitutional and unlawful as a majority of council members were not present during the vote.

Mayor Athol Trollip says the vote was conducted in accordance with the council rules.

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Trollip is accusing Bobani of breaking a co-government agreement by voting with the opposition.