People who are disappointed with the ANC don't see opposition parties as offering an alternative, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
The UDM has demanded the DA apologise to former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani as part of its conditions in coalition talks.
The application by ousted Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani to be reinstated is not urgent, the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth has ruled.
Following his ousting, former Nelson Mandela Bay executive mayor Mongameli Bobani has made an application for an urgent request to have it set aside.
EFF leader Julius Malema says all his party wants is an opportunity to govern.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani was likened to infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar by the DA in a debate about violent crime in the National Assembly.
In a meeting held in the DA's Port Elizabeth offices, Nqaba Bhanga said the municipality was ruled by fear and the threat of violence under Mayor Mongameli Bobani and his ANC-UDM-EFF coalition.
After nine hours of tension, frustration, screaming and heated exchanges, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality special council meeting, which was anticipating the removal of Mayor Mongameli Bobani, finally collapsed.
The EFF has marched out of the Nelson Mandela Bay council chambers following a dispute with the speaker on the order of the meeting's agenda items, where a scheduled motion of no confidence in Mayor Mongameli Bobani is due to be held.
At the 11th-hour, Nelson Mandela Bay council speaker Buyelwa Mafaya has cancelled a motion of no confidence in mayor Mongameli Bobani.
The EFF has withdrawn from the motion of no confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani.
"Talks about talks." This is how DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has described discussions among opposition parties which have an eye on a new coalition government for the turbulent Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
Following earlier glitches around the late submission of supplementary responding affidavits, the merits in the matter before the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth on the ousting of former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani and the acting city manager have been presented.
It seems that the political power brokers of Port Elizabeth will not have much rest over the festive season.
Mongameli Bobani had been Nelson Mandela Bay mayor for around 15 months.
Nelson Mandela Bay politics appears to be becoming increasingly volatile and violent. In the latest incident, officials from the Auditor General were forced to flee the municipal offices.
The City of Nelson Mandela Bay is almost certainly going to be placed under administration after missing a deadline set by the Eastern Cape Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to appoint credible executive directors including a CFO and city manager.
Nelson Mandela Bay's executive mayor, Mongameli Bobani, has survived yet another attempt to remove him from office.
The Nelson Mandela Bay council is sitting again for a Special Council Meeting to discuss a motion of no confidence in Mayor Mongameli Bobani.
We have an opportunity to take back NMB from the criminals who are bleeding it dry. The scheduled motion of no confidence in the mayor is a chance to restore dignity to the people of the city, writes Mmusi Maimane.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani is unlikely to survive a motion of no confidence against him, with the ANC and DA - who hold the majority in council - confirming that they will vote against him.
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