Mandela Bay Metro Is Up For Grabs As EFF Wave Goodbye To The DA


CAPE TOWN: Opposition parties such as the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) the Democratic Alliance (DA), Congress of the People (COPE) and ACDP have rejected the motion.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has announced that his party will be tabling a motion of no confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay mayor, Athol Trollip, following the DA rejection of the expropriation of land motion in parliament on Tuesday. 

On Tuesday, members of parliament agreed to the amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution but this should happen within the context of ensuring food security, enable economic growth and realise radical economic transformation.

Malema said, in his discussions with the ANC and the DA they gave the two parties conditions on supporting the expropriation of land without compensation and various other conditions in order for the DA to stay within the coalition agreements in the key metros.

The red berets leader said, the ANC has met the conditions, however the DA  “keeps on drifting further away from the conditions.” He further added that in remembrance of all fallen struggle heroes as a result of the Apartheid government, the EFF would table a motion of no confidence in Trollip on April 6.

“On the 6th of April, the day of Jan van Reibeek’s arrival, the day of the formation of the PAC by Robert Sobukwe, and the hanging of Solomon Mahlangu, in honor of these people, and also as a demonstration of the seriousness of this land issue, we will pass a motion of no confidence in the mayor of PE as a warning shot (to the DA).” Malema concluded.

During the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate Malema had warned DA leader Mmusi Maimane that the DA’s future in the coalition agreements largely depended on how it handled the question of land.

In 2017, Trollip got into a public spat with former mayor and UDM member, Mongameli Bobani, which saw Trollip accusing Bobani of irregularities in his department.  Trollip survived a motion of no confidence in him last year, after the EFF opted out of supporting it.