Moves to oust Wayile pick up

Rochelle de Kock and Nwabisa Makunga

MOVES to oust Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile have gained momentum, with some in the ANC pushing for him to be replaced by one of four people, including 81-year-old MP Ben Fihla.

Regional ANC leaders have been gunning for Wayile and his executive for almost two years but so far have failed to get the nod from national bosses who fear a reshuffle could further destabilise the city.

They say their deadline for change is “the end of the month” – and that is Thursday.

ANC regional secretary Zandisile Qupe said yesterday: “It’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen, but about how it is going to be implemented and when.”

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