WATCH: Sitting for Athol Trollip no-confidence vote collapses


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. 

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.

READ: EFF not backing down on Trollip comments

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.