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Nelson Mandela Bay elects mayor

The ANC has gained control of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality.

The council elected Eugene Johnson as mayor on Monday.

She beat the DA’s Nqaba Bhanga by one vote.

The metro’s speaker is from the Northern Alliance.

Gary van Niekerk beat the DA’s Rano Kayser, also by one vote.

The Nelson Mandela Bay council consists of 120 seats.

Only one councillor was absent when the new crop was sworn in after last Friday’s council meeting didn’t happen.


In other news – The real reason why Kaya FM fired Unathi Nkayi; Sizwe Dhlomo involved

Seasoned radio host and Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi was fired from her job at Kaya FM on Wednesday, allegedly following a heated argument with fellow host Sizwe Dhlomo a few weeks ago.

Unathi Nkayi and Sizwe Dhlomo

The Gauteng-based radio station announced that it had terminated the Midday Joy host’s contract with immediate effect because “certain incidents had occurred, which resulted in the breakdown of the trust relationship between the two parties”. Learn More

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