Pressure is mounting on controversial Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani to step down or risk being fired.
A special sitting of the council is set for Thursday morning, with the ANC and the DA expected to have the numbers to pass a motion of no confidence in the UDM regional leader. Bobani’s political career is going through a rough patch. He climbed up the leaderboard last year, taking over from arch-rival Athol Trollip. But since then he’s hit a few bogeys.
His critics say his biggest handicap is himself. Bobani insists he’s hitting the fairway, and he’s on course to retain the mayoral chain.
A special council sitting is scheduled for Thursday. With his boss – Bantu Holomisa – by his side, Bobani will be hoping he can swing some votes. But one thing’s clear, his political enemies are ready to reclaim his title.
In other news – Busisiwe Mkhwebane marks 3 years in office
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Tuesday marked exactly three years since her appointment as the head of the Chapter Nine institution.
Mkhwebane has faced criticism for some of her high-profile reports and claims that she is unfit to hold office following adverse court findings against her. But, in a statement, her office said the last three years had been challenging and rewarding for her. Read more