ELECTIONS BRIEFS: Why the much-vaunted DA shot blanks

2019-05-16 05:00

Two days before last week's election it seemed like the DA might just manage to pull this one out of the fire. But as the numbers started to roll in it soon became clear that Mmusi Maimane's party, the official opposition, was going to have a 'mare.

Police in rural areas are under-resourced - Trollip in Limpopo

2019-01-17 17:29

DA federal chairperson Athol Trollip is on a two-day visit to Limpopo to drum up support for the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

New NMB Mayor Bobani arrives at offices, but struggles to get in

2018-08-28 12:26

New Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has arrived at the mayor's offices "ready for business", but had some trouble getting in.

Another motion of no confidence against Athol Trollip

2018-05-10 09:41

The Nelson Mandela Bay special council meeting to hear a motion of no confidence against Mayor Athol Trollip will resume, for the third sitting.

WATCH: Bid to remove Mayor Athol Trollip collapses amid chaos

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip blames opposition parties for the collapse of the special council meeting, held to remove him. Watch.

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The DA votes: Msimanga looks confident, but 'some crossing fingers for Trollip'

2018-04-07 22:07

The Democratic Alliance will vote for new leaders, complete amendments to its constitution and give proposals for its policies should it come into power following the upcoming general elections in 2019 on the last day of the party's congress.

DA might turn on Athol Trollip

2018-04-01 06:20

Some DA councillors are unhappy about his deal with the Patriotic Alliance and say he is not taking coloureds seriously.

No confidence motion in Athol Trollip postponed after EFF, DA scuffles break out

Nelson Mandela Bay council speaker Jonathan Lawack has adjourned "indefinitely" the special council meeting set to decide on Mayor Athol Trollip's fate. Watch.

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Gayton McKenzie’s party will support DA’s Athol Trollip as NMB mayor

2018-03-27 22:07

The Patriotic Alliance has declared it support for the Democratic Alliance and Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip in the upcoming vote of no confidence in him.

EFF files notice of intent to remove Mayor Athol Trollip

2018-03-15 00:08

The Economic Freedom Fighters has filed a notice of intent to bring a motion of no confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip.


DA's Trollip wins defamation claim over farmworker treatment

2019-03-13 21:00

DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip has won a R250 000 in a defamation case against an old friend who turned on him and posted on Facebook that he had been inhumane to his former farmworkers.

Eastern Cape High Court to rule on whether Trollip's removal was legal or not

2018-09-20 05:18

The DA says the procedure that was used to remove Trollip wasn't in accordance with the Municipal Structures Act.

Bobani in, Trollip out after Nelson Mandela Bay motion of no confidence succeeds

2018-08-27 18:08

The DA's Athol Trollip has been removed as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality without a single DA councillor in the chamber.

Trollip no winner, says Duarte ahead of Workers' Day in Nelson Mandela Bay

2018-04-24 22:44

The ANC is planning to take back the Nelson Mandela Bay metro and is holding a Workers' Day rally in the city, along with alliance partner Cosatu.

WATCH: Voting will take centre stage on day 2 of DA federal congress

Two of the Democratic Alliance's mayors, will go toe to to toe Tshwane on Sunday, fighting it out for the position of Federal Chairperson. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga and Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip are both in the running.

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It's Solly vs Athol: DA opens congress in Tshwane

2018-04-07 09:31

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is seeking to unseat Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, who in turn is hoping to be re-elected as the opposition party's second-in-command when thousands of delegates cast their votes for the position.

Bobani apologises to Cope, but says taunting Trollip was deliberate

2018-03-31 14:00

The United Democratic Movement’s Mongameli Bobani has written to his party and issued an apology for his behaviour towards Cope MP Deidre Carter, but refused to apologise for taunting mayor Athol Trollip.

Malema at EFF rally: 'I don't hate white people, I just love black people' - AS IT HAPPENED

2018-03-28 17:28

EFF leader Julius Malema, in a wide-ranging address to a crowd of supporters, has vowed that his party will not stop trying to unseat Athol Trollip as the mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay.

Maimane: EFF's motion against Trollip cannot be condoned

2018-03-17 18:35

The Economic Freedom Fighters motion of no confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay’s Mayor, Athol Trollip, is motivated by the colour of Trollip’s skin, according to DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

Malema trying to gain favour with the ANC - Trollip

2018-03-13 19:25

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip has accused EFF leader Julius Malema of trying to pay penance to gain favour with the ANC.

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