ANC came bruising for a fight says Mayor Trollip

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro council meeting was disrupted on Thursday, after he says glasses and cups were hurled and a heavy water jug was used to bash one mayoral committee member on the head. One Councillor from the DA and another from the ANC were hospitalised.

Mayor for Nelson Mandela Bay, Atholl Trollip, described the incident as horrific.

According to Trollip, the ANC disrupted council over a matter involving an ANC Councillor who had been accused of code of conduct violations.

The Council was setting up a review board for the accused councillor, but the ANC refused to have the matter heard.

The speaker identified two councillors and asked them to leave, they refused ... they started chanting songs that they were going to beat up the leadership of the council.

Atholl Trollip, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor

They walked to the Speaker and one of them picked up a heavy water jug... the person with a jug in his hand then struck one of the mayoral committee members on the head with the jug.

Atholl Trollip, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor

Trollip says the situation was saved by one of the security guards who discharged a fire arm and shot at the ceiling. ANC members made a getaway after that shot in the ceiling.

He says ANC members came to council meeting bruising for a fight.

These people have not actually come into terms that they have lost the election and no longer in government.

Atholl Trollip, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor

Trollop says this was the lowest point in the history of the Council.

Listen to mayor Trollip explain the chaos in PE chamber:

ANC's Zizi Kodwa responded to the events that happened, and told Stephen Grootes that leadership of political parties should not be laying blame in public prematurely as it is irresponsible.

He presented a contradictory position. On the one hand emphasising all political parties should take collective responsibility for the events. On the other hand he agreed that individuals responsible should be sanctioned once an investigation was complete.

What happened in Nelson Mandela Bay must never happen again because it is an embarrassment in a democratic institution called a Council.

Zizi Kodwa, National Spokesperson of the ANC

A council chamber is a place to resolve differences and "violence cannot resolve anything", he said.

The ANC condemns the events without reservation insisted Kodwa.

Listen to his response to the events in Council below:


This article first appeared on 702 : ANC came bruising for a fight says Mayor Trollip


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

‘Qedani Mahlangu helped people die then she ran away’ – Stephen Grootes

Stephan Grootes shares his views on the events that unfolded at Life Esidimini and comments on Qedani Mahlangu’s apology.

Metrorail train derails due to vandalism on the central line

Metrorail train derails due to vandalism on the central line

The Central line was set to resume services on Thursday but has been postponed due to vandalism at Heideveld and Netreg stations.

Hawks Mulaudzi neither confirms or denies reports about possible Guptas arrests

Hawks Mulaudzi neither confirms or denies reports about possible Guptas arrests

Hawks spokesperson confirmed working closely with the NPA but cannot disclose cases it is working on until people are charged.

Two Nelson Mandela Bay councillors injured in council meeting brawl

Two Nelson Mandela Bay councillors injured in council meeting brawl

It is alleged shots were fired during a Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Council meeting and two councillors have been rushed to hospital.

Popular articles
UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

UK issues terror warning against SA after Brit couple abducted in KZN

The British gov issued a travel advisory‚ warning of possible attacks when traveling to SA, after a UK couple was kidnapped.

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Their way or the highway? 7 annoying habits many drivers are guilty of

Passengers often endure all sorts of irritations from drivers. Callers share their biggest gripes about folks behind the wheel.

[LISTEN] Gigaba deliberately misled the public - Zwelinzima Vavi

[LISTEN] Gigaba deliberately misled the public - Zwelinzima Vavi

Trade unions react to Malusi Gigaba's announcement of a one percentage point VAT increase for #Budget2018

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

Saps: Attackers spared 5 female cops in Ngcobo police shooting

E Cape Saps says they are investigating the murder of five police officers and one retired soldier at Ngcobo Police Station.

Missing Cape Town couple's vehicle found north of Durban

Missing Cape Town couple's vehicle found north of Durban

Hawks spokesperson says the couple has not yet been located and their names will not be released as yet.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.