Nelson Mandela Bay’s mayoral candidates have cast their votes around the Bay.
ANC mayoral candidate Danny Jordaan, who voted at the Portuguese Club in Summerstrand at about 8.15am, said he would be visiting voting stations around the Bay throughout the day.
Jordaan also rubbished and laughed off reports that he had hired lawyers to consult with the FBI regarding the Fifa saga, claiming it was a political stint by opposition parties which he referred to as an “apartheid style strategy” that reminded him of the “Wouter Basson dirty tricks campaign”.
DA mayoral candidate Athol Trollip, who cast his vote at the Westbourne Oval in Richmond Hill shortly after 9.30am, said he was confident there were enough people in the Bay who wanted change and if they all came out to vote, there would be change.
He was confident of a DA victory.
“I will be happy with a 50% plus one election outcome for the DA in the Bay,” Trollip said.
UDM mayoral candidate Mongameli Bobani was in a jovial mood, bidding ANC rule adieu when he voted at the KwaMagxaki Community Hall at about 9am.
“I voted for the UDM, the unstoppable tsunami. The UDM will be in charge of the metro from tomorrow,” he said.
“There is going to be a new mayor. Goodbye Danny and welcome Bobani the new mayor.”
Patriotic Alliance mayoral candidate Beverley Stevens, casting her vote at the Despatch Town Hall, at about 9.45am said: “Campaigning has been challenging but exciting and we are looking forward to good results after the count is completed.
“We expect good results, especially here in Despatch which has been neglected for too long.”