Coalition on shaky ground after DA pact with party collapses
The DA in Nelson Mandela Bay is hanging onto power by a thread after its new pact with the Patriotic Alliance collapsed yesterday, pushing the coalition government back onto shaky ground.
Just three months into it, PA national leader Gayton McKenzie pulled the plug on his coalition agreement with the DA after they failed to get Marlon Daniels elected deputy mayor yesterday.
The move swings the DA-led coalition back to 59 council seats against a combined opposition tally of 61 seats, should the UDM remain with the opposition.
This means the coalition government cannot pass motions unless it has support from at least two opposition parties.
Yesterday’s council meeting had to be adjourned as it had no quorum after opposition parties boycotted it.
By 10.15am, only the PA’s Daniels had arrived. Read more