Trollip calls EFF threats racial polarisation

The EFF has made good on its threat to try remove Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip.

The party has filed a notice of intent to bring a no-confidence motion against Trollip at a council sitting later this month.

This move is in retaliation, after the DA rejected EFF's motion in Parliament to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

Trollip says EFF leader Julius Malema is using racial polarisation to achieve a political motive.

He says the EFF was aware of the DA's stance on land expropriation when it entered into coalition politics with the party.

The DA has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission for Malema's remarks on "cutting the throat of whiteness".

According to Trollip, the EFF will suffer at the voting polls for seemingly changing their strategic alliances in the municipality's coalition government.

For Julius Malema to make that statement that they would punish the DA for not supporting their position on expropriation, and cut my throat for my whiteness, is poor racial polarisation politics.

Athol Trollip, Executive Mayor for Nelson Mandela Bay

They knew what out position was on property ownership and expropriation when we sat down after the last local government elections.

Athol Trollip, Executive Mayor for Nelson Mandela Bay

Take a listen to the NMB Mayor critique the EFF's politics:


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