City held to ransom via promise of patronage

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With an axe hanging over his head less than 24 hours before Thursday’s all-important special council meeting, mayor Mongameli Bobani — in his typical buoyant fashion — told a room full of mourners at a funeral in Motherwell that he will be mayor until 2021.

“[You] will be shocked by the outcome of the meeting,” Bobani said at the funeral of Ward 55 councillor Mzuvukile Boti...

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