"No intention to break coalition government"

A successful motion of no confidence in the Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani ended in chaos in the Chamber on Thursday.

Longstanding conflict between Democratic Alliance (DA) Mayor Athol Trollip and Bobani led to the motion on Thursday.

About three months ago, the DA rescinded a decision to fire Bobani from the mayoral committee, agreeing that parties would attempt to resolve the conflict.

Eastern Cape DA leader and mayoral committee member Nqaba Bhanga talks to CapeTalk's John Maytham about ousting the deputy mayor who belongs to the UDM.

We promised our people we are going to stop corruption, delivery services and provide jobs. The issue here is not between Athol Trollip and Mongameli Bobani, it's about a commitment from Bobani to the principles and values we share in (achieving those goals.

Nqaba Bhanga, Eastern Cape DA leader and mayoral committee member

Bhanga says Bobani consistently remains an obstacle to the work the Council is doing. He always votes with the ANC against the plans made by the coalition government.

He says there is no issue with the UDM, but rather with this particular individual.

There is no intention to break the coalition government, he insists.

Listen to the interview below:

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