Nelson Mandela Bay mayor’s letter accuses deputy of trying to topple him
Johnnie Isaac | 2017-06-12 13:45:52.0
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Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip has accused his deputy‚ Mongameli Bobani‚ of conspiring with opposition parties to topple him.
In a letter‚ written on Wednesday and sent to members of the parties which are part of the coalition agreement‚ Trollip said Bobani had met with opposition party members to discuss plans to form a new government.
In this letter‚ which has been seen by The Herald‚ Trollip complained that Bobani had breached agreements made by coalition partners at a national level.
Trollip also slated UDM leader Bantu Holomisa’s insistence that Bobani be reinstated in the public health portfolio.
Trollip removed Bobani as mayoral committee member for public health last month.
Trollip wrote: “Honourable Holomisa continues to insist that . . . Bobani be reinstated into the mayoral committee for public health.”