The fight for control of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro is still on. There were no outright winners in the local 2016 poll. The DA attained 46 percent, but still doesn’t have the balance to govern. The ANC needs eleven seats to regain its control.
ANC Nelson Mandela Bay Mayoral candidate, Danny Jordaan said; “No single party received 50% plus one vote in the metro, in spite of claims to the contrary, there is no winner and therefore the ANC and any other parties have to form a coalition government. And there are more than 13 votes out in terms of negotiations for coalition government and therefore both the ANC and any other party has a right to govern this metro subject to the outcomes of those negotiations.”
DA leader Mmusi Maimane is set to give an update on coalition talks today.
Depending on Thursday’s council meeting we could see a re-run of elections if no agreement is reached by 24 August.
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