Athol Trollip: We respect the court's judgment

It is confirmed that Athol Trollip is no longer the mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay. The High Court In Port Elizabeth confirmed that Mongameli Bobani will continue as mayor.

Speaking to Xolani Gwala, former mayor of NMB Athol Trollip says the DA respects the courts the ruling on the matter.

Read: Athol Trollip insists he is the mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

We went to court knowing that we could either win or lose...

Athol Trollip, Former Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

We have a judgment now and we have a new government in Nelson Mandela Bay, which is not the government the voters voted for but that is a matter of politics.

Athol Trollip, Former Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

They must go ahead now and fulfil the wishes of the voters who actually wanted change but still have more of the same and I think the voters are going to remind the ANC, EFF and UDM about this in due course in 2019 and 2012.

Athol Trollip, Former Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

Trollip says he has learned fundamental lessons from this and about coalition governments.

I have learned that coalitions can work but they can only work when you work around some fundamental principles.

Athol Trollip, Former Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

In a coalition, you must be prepared to sacrifice the relationship for principle and we did precisely that.

Athol Trollip, Former Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

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