NMB council dismisses motion by DA
The Nelson Mandela Bay council has shot down a motion by the DA that the interest accrued on municipal bills over the last two months be written off due to the city not sending out accounts.
Speaker Buyelwa Mafaya ruled during a special council sitting on Friday that the motion had not been seconded, had no mover and was not urgent. The motion was tabled by DA councillor Nqaba Bhanga.
The ANC, UDM, EFF, United Front and AIC also used its majority to block a debate around the motion of exigency to remove mayor Mongameli Bobani, tabled by ACDP councillor Lance Grootboom and seconded by COPE councillor Siyasanga Sijadu.
Bhanga when tabling the motion was interrupted and was not given the opportunity to speak on the document that was submitted to Mafaya on Friday morning.
Council had resumed following several adjournments and chaotic scenes playing out when a sheriff of the court was chased and manhandled by members of the public.
The man was carrying a stack of documents meant for DA councillors Trevor Louw, Mbulelo Manyati and Neville Higgins who recently turned against the party.
Council chief whip Bicks Ndoni has condemned the violence but said council was in session and could not be interrupted.
"This is council and we have rules we cannot just have people walking in and out," Ndoni said. Read more in tomorrow's Weekend Post.