Former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani passes away - Bantu Holomisa

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa confirmed the news via Twitter on Wednesday night.

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani has passed away.

His death comes three weeks after he was admitted to the St. George's Hospital in Port Elizabeth with complications from COVID-19. His condition deteriorated and he was subsequently put on a ventilator.

Bobani's death was confirmed by UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, who tweeted his condolences to the family and friends.

Holomisa said Bobani was “a hard-working cadre who was always available to help communities”.

Bobani was elected mayor in August 2018 - in a shocking vote that saw former mayor and DA councillor, Athol Trollip, losing power after a DA councillor abstained from voting.

But Bobani was removed last year through a motion of no confidence.

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