The United Democratic Movement (UDM)’s Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has been removed through a motion of no confidence.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said the Democratic Alliance (DA) and African National Congress (ANC) had removed Bobani and that his party would not challenge the move.
The Metro’s spokesperson Kupido Baron said: “I can confirm that the executive mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, councillor Mongameli Bobani, was voted out today as executive mayor. The council meeting is currently still ongoing.”
The DA’s Athol Trollip said now that Bobani had been removed “hopefully we can start putting the people of this city first.”
Trollip said there was no cause for joy because Bobani had caused huge damage to the city during his 15 months in office.
Thonono Buyeye is the acting mayor.