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Threats, guards – but no budget

Security ramped up after councillors threatened with death over key vote

Security has been beefed up for four Nelson Mandela Bay councillors who received death threats the night before Wednesday’s council meeting – warning them to support the budget or risk being killed along with their families.

At an emotion-charged council meeting, where the fourth attempt to pass the 2019/2020 budget failed, three councillors told how they were phoned, and a fourth visited by four men, late on Tuesday...

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