Political Desk: Nelson Mandela Bay coalition crumbles

Nelson Mandela Bay's United Democratic Movement (UDM) Deputy Mayor Mongameli Bobani has been removed in a vote of no confidence.

Political analyst and Talk at Nine host Karima Brown says there is nothing that divides the opposition more than talks of unity.

What you're seeing here is classic case of volatility associated with coalition governments, particularly if those parties have come together for the sole purpose of keeping the ANC out.

Karima Brown, Political analyst and Talk at Nine host

The fact that the coalition isn't holding, isn't a surprise to most of us.

Karima Brown, Political analyst and Talk at Nine host

Brown said the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) released a statement on Thursday, accusing the DA of what it called 'white supremacy'.

She says the UDM also commented on the matter, saying the DA did not consult at national level as required.

There is a deadline of 28 August to have this matter resolved, Brown explains .

Take a listen to the full interview here:


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