Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting descends into chaos

The special council meeting to hear the six motions brought by the opposition, including the vote of no confidence against Mayor Athol Trollip, collapsed on Thursday morning.

Speaker Jonathan Lawack adjourned the meeting after council erupted into chaos following an altercation between EFF leader Zilindile Vena and member of the mayoral committee for roads and transport Rano Kayser (DA).

DA leader Mmusi Maimane, who was seated at the back in the public gallery, was also embroiled in the chaos, when he tried to intervene to calm things down.

Kayser and Vena returned to the council chambers after a 15-minute adjournment that came about after the opposition, including the ANC, the EFF, the United Front and the UDM, walked out earlier over a disagreement related to the agenda for the special council meeting.

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