Athol Trollip removed as mayor of Port Elizabeth

Opinion by Front National SA

Athol Trollip removed as mayor of Port Elizabeth
Athol Trollip removed as mayor of Port Elizabeth. Photo: FNSA

The DA’s alliance with the EFF in 2016 to take Port Elizabeth backfired again. Both the Speaker of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Mbulelo Manyati, and mayor, Athol Trollip, were removed from their positions after a successful vote of no confidence last night, 27 August 2018.

The vote was carried by the ANC council members supported by the EFF and the UDM as well as one DA Councillor, Jonathan Lawack. Lawack was suspended from the DA within 2 hours!

Trollip will be replaced as mayor by Mongameli Bobani of the UDM, the party formed by self styled “general” Bantu Holomisa and former NNP Minister, Roelf Meyer.

The DA is struggling to hold on to the city councils and wards won in the 2016 Municipal Elections. In Tshwane they are trying to explain away alleged corruption and misappropriation of public funds after paying millions of rand to a consulting firm for basically not doing anything.

Recent Municipal by elections, particularly in the Western Cape, indicate that the DA has lost a lot of support, while the ANC is gradually gaining support. This emphasizes two things Front National keeps saying:

1) The ANC is not going to be defeated at the ballot box, and what they lose, they will take back in some way or the other. Therefore we need to stop fantasizing about that option and rather rally our support behind a vote to break away from the system altogether by giving a mandate for self determination.

2) The DA has run out of steam. By imitating ANC policies and aligning themselves with the EFF, they try to cut their losses, but in the end the DA remains, for the white voter at least, the “lesser of two evils.” Question is: Why would we settle for that if we can vote for what we really want?

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