Plans for new Nelson Mandela Bay coalition government
Plans are in motion to change the Nelson Mandela Bay government before the end of next week.
At a meeting in Port Elizabeth on Thursday‚ leaders from the ANC‚ EFF‚ UDM‚ AIC‚ United Front and Patriotic Alliance took a decision to remove mayor Athol Trollip through a no-confidence motion.
There are plans to form a new coalition government.
This was confirmed by AIC general secretary Mahlubi Jafta‚ Patriotic Alliance president Gayton McKenzie and UDM regional leader Mongameli Bobani on Thursday afternoon.
McKenzie said: "We are removing this administration.
"The PA can no longer be blind to the fact the DA is evicting coloured and black people only.
"[The] Bay needs new and fresh leadership - leadership that will not have youth run to Jo'burg for opportunities.
"Huge changes [are] coming."
The meeting was also attended by Faith Muthambi of the ANC‚ EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee and Zanoxolo Wayile of United Front.
The parties are in the process of getting signatures from all opposition councillors to petition speaker Jonathan Lawack to hold a special council meeting by no later than next week Friday.
Trollip declined to comment‚ saying he would not comment on a meeting he did not attend.
This is a developing story.