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UDM to call for urgent meeting over Bobani reinstatement

Bobani was removed as the deputy mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro during a motion of no confidence last week, throwing the coalition government into turmoil.

FILE: Mongameli Bobani. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The United Democratic Movement (UDM)’s lawyers will be writing to the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro requesting an urgent council meeting to try to get Mongameli Bobani reinstated as deputy mayor.

Bobani was removed during a motion of no confidence last week, throwing the coalition government into turmoil.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has refused to reinstate him, claiming that he breached their co-governance agreement by voting with the opposition on numerous occasions.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa explains their strategy.

“The lawyers have drafted a letter to the council, asking him to call for an urgent council meeting with the view to reverse that decision. It’s building up to the court papers. So, that’s what we've received from the lawyers.”

The party said it would take the DA to court over the issue.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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