DA won't tolerate corruption in NMB - Selfe

2017-08-28 15:14
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Johannesburg – The DA does not want to end the coalition agreement with the UDM in Nelson Mandela Bay after councillor Mongameli Bobani was ousted as deputy mayor.

"But we simply will not work with one individual whose personal conduct is at odds with our agreement and commitment to zero tolerance of corruption," DA federal council chairperson James Selfe said in a statement on Monday.

"The DA cannot and will not be indecisive in dealing with those who put their own interest above those of the residents of NMB."

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa had threatened to withdraw from the agreement unless Bobani was reinstated or DA mayor Athol Trollip replaced. He said the party would challenge the decision in court.

READ: UDM to pull out of coalition unless Bobani is reinstated

This would force the DA to produce evidence of Bobani’s alleged corruption, Holomisa said over the weekend in an email to the NMB’s coalition partners and the EFF.

Bobani was voted out in a motion of no confidence on last Thursday. 

Selfe claimed Bobani was voting with the ANC to "slow down service delivery". He called on Holomisa to nominate a new UDM councillor to replace Bobani.

"When we say we have a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to corruption, we mean it, and we cannot have someone in our government who is ambivalent about corruption," Selfe said.

The DA leads a multiparty coalition governing the metro with the ACDP, the FF Plus, Cope and the UDM.

The Patriotic Alliance, which has one seat in the council, recently signed a co-governance agreement with the DA.

PA councillor Marlon Daniels brought the motion to remove Bobani.

Read more on:    da  |  udm  |  james selfe  |  mongameli bobani  |  bantu holomisa  |  athol trollip  |  port elizabeth  |  politics

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