CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) maintains it will be able to snatch the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan from the African National Congress (ANC).
DA leader Mmusi Maimane visited several areas in the metropolitan on Monday as he tried to woo voters ahead of next year’s local government elections.
Maimane said the ANC has set up newly appointed Mayor Danny Jordaan for failure.
“I think Jordaan has a lot to worry about and he can’t certainly run a municipality such as Nelson Mandela Bay on a part time basis while he continues with football matters.”
Jordaan, who is South African Football Association (Safa) president, was sworn in as the Port Elizabeth Council’s mayor last week, just a day after United States authorities revealed that bribes were paid to secure the hosting of the 2010 World Cup event in South Africa.
He headed the 2010 World Cup local organising committee and the municipality has warned against jumping the gun about Jordaan’s involvement.
Last week opposition parties in the municipality said if Jordaan is implicated in the Fifa corruption scandal, he will have to step down.
(Edited by Gadeeja Abbas)