The vote of no confidence inNelson Mandela Bay mayorAtholTrollipis takingplace.It is expected to be a tight vote.
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JOHANNESBURG – The special Nelson Mandela Bay council sitting, during which the no-confidence vote against mayor Athol Trollip was scheduled to take place, collapsed on Tuesday.
It came after opposition councillors would not stop interjecting, accusing speaker Jonathan Lawack of suspending the rules. The sitting has now been permanently adjourned.
NMB Speaker Jonathan Lawack says the council meeting is permanently adjourned TrollipVote— Sandy McCowen (@MccowenSandy) April 10, 2018
Opposition Councillors are singing and staying in the chambers while the coalition councillors have left the council after the speaker permanently adjourned the meeting TrollipVote pic.twitter.com/EoD25PAniy— Sandy McCowen (@MccowenSandy) April 10, 2018
[HAPPENING NOW] EFF councillors along with a few other parties “object” to DA councillor NqabaBhanga paying tribute to struggle icon Mama WinnieMadikizelaMandela. Some accuse him of being a “murderer”. TrollipVote pic.twitter.com/PZJ20cTGOI— Xoli Mngambi (@XoliMngambi) April 10, 2018
Both the UDM and the EFF want the DA&39;s Trollip out of office.
The EFF vowed to punish Trollip for his party’s stance on land expropriation without compensation, which the DA does not support.
The UDM claims a coalition government with the DA is no longer a workable arrangement.
The same motion brought two weeks ago failed to get off the ground.