Motion to remove NMB's Trollip withdrawn, 'they did not have the numbers'

The motion to remove Nelson Mandela Bay's mayor Athol Trollip has been withdrawn.

There have been two previous unsuccessful attempts with one in April that ended in a shouting match.

The attempts to remove the DA in the metro arose out of the EFF's attempts to 'punish' the Democratic Alliance for refusing to support the call for land expropriation without compensation.

NMB mayoral spokesperson Sibongile Dimbaza spoke to Ray White on The Midday Report about the latest developments.

Dimbaza says the council meeting went well and took an unusually short time of 15 minutes. Sometimes they go on for over 8 hours, he says.

What we saw today was the retraction from the opposition parties in terms of the motions they had sponsored - one was mainly about the removal of the mayor and Speaker.

Sibongile Dimbaza, NMB mayoral spokesperson

He says, in his view, they just did not have the numbers.

They stood no chance.

Sibongile Dimbaza, NMB mayoral spokesperson

He says the DA would like a good working relationship with the EFF and a stable administration in order to improve the lives of people living in the metro.

Take a listen to Dimbaza breaking down what happened at the short council meeting:


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