Today's Big Stories

Holomisa: ANC must accept its fate in Nelson Mandela Bay, as new Mayor sworn in

The DA's Athol Trollip has been elected unopposed Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay and UDM's Mongameli Bobani will be his deputy in the metro.

The DA won the most votes in the hotly-contested metro and announced a coalition partnership with smaller parties including Cope, ACDP and UDM.

ANC members allegedly disrupted the tense council meeting where councillors were being elected, and new speaker was also installed.

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says the ruling party will continue to grapple with the changing political landscape, but should accept it sooner rather than later.

These people have been in power for some time. And it's not going to be easy for them to give power to other parties.

Bantu Holomisa, UDM leader

We must expect that there will be resistance to change in some areas...

Bantu Holomisa, UDM leader

Holomisa says that the ANC must accept that they will be the official opposition in the metro

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

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Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

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Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

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If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

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SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

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Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

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