Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / All News RSS ← Back
Johannesburg|Nelson Mandela Bay|Finance|Power|Finance|Eastern Cape|Mandela Bay|Athol Trollip|Julius Malema|Mcebisi Jonas|Eastern Cape

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by


Article Enquiry

Nelson Mandela Bay ward to hold by-election

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Embed Video

Nelson Mandela Bay ward to hold by-election

NMB mayor Athol Trollip

5th March 2018

By: African News Agency


Font size: -+

A by-election is set to take place at a ward previously won by the Democratic Alliance (DA) at Eastern Cape's Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) metro this week. 

Five candidates from five political parties will contest the Wednesday by-election following the expulsion of the DA councillor from the party, said the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC).


The DA, the African National Congress (ANC), African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), Congress of the People (COPE) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will all vie for control of the ward at the NMB council that is also facing the possible removal of its DA mayor Athol Trollip.

In a dramatic move, the EFF turned its back on the DA after the latter's opposition to the land expropriation without compensation motion in Parliament. The red berets had until recently voted for the DA to take power at coalition municipalities after the 2016 local government elections.


EFF leader Julius Malema told supporters at the party's election campaign launch held in Johannesburg on Sunday that his party would vote for former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas to replace Trollip.

He said Jonas was "untainted" after he refused to take a hefty amount of cash as a bribe by the fugitive Gupta family.


To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now