DA hard at work for NMB coalition


PORT ELIZABETH – Intense wheeling and dealing is taking place behind closed doors, as the Democratic Alliance tries to get the numbers it needs to govern Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

It’s talking to smaller parties behind the scenes to form a coalition government.

The DA clinched most of the votes to secure 57 of the 120 council seats At the same time, the UDM has said it’s willing to go into coalition with the DA.

It has two seats – the exact number the DA needs to get to the 61 needed to secure the majority.

READ: #LocalElections: The coalition vote. Its mayoral candidate Athol Trollip says his first priority once in office is to scrutinise projects like the defunct IPTS bus system.

“We spent R2.5-billion rand on a public transport system that doesn’t work. We will have to scrutinize that and see if we can salvage that, or if we must scrap it, or what we must do.”



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