Plans for new Nelson Mandela Bay coalition government

ambroseg1

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Political parties (and in this case, the DA) need to learn that politics is like sex. Be careful of the hooker with gonorrhoea you sleep with. It may be good at first until your privates rot away.
 

schumi

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Trollip's removal as Nelson Mandela Bay mayor heads to court

The dramatic ousting of the DA's Athol Trollip as Nelson Mandela Bay mayor is expected to take centre stage in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday.
On August 31, three days after Trollip was ousted, the party and its coalition partners COPE, the ACDP and the Patriotic Alliance lodged the court application, asking for an urgent review of the decision.
Trollip was removed through a motion of no confidence and his nemesis from the UDM, former deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani was elected mayor, with no DA councillors nor any of its coalition partners present, bar Victor Manyati.
The ANC, EFF and UDM banded together to remove Trollip on the day.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/trollips-removal-as-nelson-mandela-bay-mayor-heads-to-court-20180913
 

schumi

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Behind a wall but

JUST IN | Patriotic Alliance pulls its support from the DA and coalition partners

In a bombshell statement, Patriotic Alliance councillor and national chairman Marlon Daniels said he initially supported the DA and others’ bid to challenge the removal of Athol Trollip as mayor and the election of a new government, but he has subsequently had a change of heart.


Source: https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/politics/2018-09-13-just-in--patriotic-alliance-pulls-its-support-from-the-da-and-coalition-partners/
 

Tander

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This is clearly not working. They should hold another election. Let the people decide.
 

thechamp

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This is clearly not working. They should hold another election. Let the people decide.
I wonder what must happen for that to take place, is it National government or provincial who must intervene, who declares that things can no longer continue the way they are?
 

ToxicBunny

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I wonder what must happen for that to take place, is it National government or provincial who must intervene, who declares that things can no longer continue the way they are?
I would assume it would be a National Government thing more than anything else... but I'm not sure if its catered for in our legal system actually.

The PA are just shooting themselves in the foot in the long term really.... nobody will vote for them again.
 

evilstebunny

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I would assume it would be a National Government thing more than anything else... but I'm not sure if its catered for in our legal system actually.

The PA are just shooting themselves in the foot in the long term really.... nobody will vote for them again.
They probably got paid well regardless..
 

samus

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Put the metro under administration and then let voters go back to the polls, like in Nquthu and Metsimaholo.
 
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