He said the Cogta MEC Xolile Nqatha had written several letters but had failed to do anything.
“Bobani is a member of the UDM but he leads the municipality [in a coalition] which is made up primarily of ANC members. The ANC will not remove Bobani because he is ANC councillor Andile Lungisa’s proxy.
“The ANC are not only contaminated by their participation in Bobani’s government, the ANC is actually the government,” Trollip said.
Last weekend Nqatha sent a letter to Bobani asking him to explain within seven days why the city’s administration was crumbling.
Provincial Cogta spokesperson Mamnkeli Ngam said on Tuesday that Bobani had not yet responded to the letter and that the MEC would write again to Bobani, giving directives on what needed to be done, with deadlines.
DA MPL Vicky Knoetze said: “Section 139(3) would take effect in the form of a notice of dissolution and this would happen in 14 days unless council is dissolved before.
“When council is dissolved, province takes over legislative and executive functions of the city.
“Councillors would lose their authorities and rights as councillors and an administrator would be appointed by province to ensure the running of the city and municipality functions,” Knoetze said.
Bobani said the DA had lost the motion of no confidence against him and that this was another attempt to get rid of him.
He said the DA knew that section 139 would not be implemented and that Trollip must “eat his sour grapes”.
“They know this municipality will never go to [section] 139 because this