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Hawks raid Bobani’s office, seize wife’s laptop

Bobani's lawyer, Danie Gouws, confirmed the Hawks raided his client's office at the City Hall in Port Elizabeth and his residence

Bid to have motion of no confidence brought against Bobani fails

The ACDP's Lance Grootboom and Cope councillor Siyasanga Sijadu had submitted a motion of exigency for the removal of Bobani

Trollip loses urgent bid to overturn Nelson Mandela Bay ousting

The United Democratic Movement's Mongameli Bobani therefore remains mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

UDM tells the DA to take a hike

Bantu Holomisa says the official opposition uses other parties to gain control and then shuns them

Trollip ousted in ‘sham’ council meeting

The DA has described the meeting as a mock council sitting which was illegal, insisting it would challenge the validity of Trollip’s removal.

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality finally passes its budget after fourth attempt

The municipality has avoided being placed under administration, after the fourth to pass the next year's financial budget was finally successful

UDM sticks to its guns ahead of Nelson Mandela Bay showdown

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says anybody who is willing to be a mayor, other than the DA or Trollip, his party will support.

Bantu comes out swinging for De Lille

BFFs? The UDM leader sparks speculation by offering the embattled mayor a shoulder to cry on

After surviving a vote of no confidence, Trollip reshuffles his mayoral committee

In a move to fill vacant posts in Public Health and Corporate Services, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip announced changes to his committee.

Bobani accused of violating coalition agreement by voting with the ANC

Tense relations between the DA and smaller opposition parties have threatening the opposition’s hopes of assuming power nationally in 2019

Mayor Athol Trollip confident ahead of motion of no-confidence vote

Trollip says the motion of no confidence against him is going to fail because it is an act of revenge by ousted deputy mayor, Bobani Mongameli

EFF  ‘can’t promise’ to back Mashaba

The DA hopes ‘sanity will prevail’ in its coalition as the ANC moves to oust Jo’burg’s mayor

Coalition Wars: DA wins round one in case about UDM councillor removal in NMB

An urgent application by the United Democratic Movement has been struck from the roll for want of urgency and the party ordered to pay costs.

Squabbles dim DA’s hope of 2019 win

Smaller parties are feeling left out by the Democratic Alliance and the EFF has ambitions of its own

Deputy mayor ousting leaves Mandela Bay coalition shaky

The coalition government in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro is on shaky ground following the dismissal of Deputy Mayor Bobani

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