ANC members walked out of the first council meeting in NMB
18 August 2016
Some African National Congress councillors have walked out of the first council meeting where Athol Trollip has been elected unopposed as mayor.
The UDM's Mongameli Bobani was also installed as the deputy mayor during the meeting.
Councillors have been warned not to insult other members at this afternoon’s sitting.
The Democratic Alliance secured 46.7 percent of the vote in this month’s local government polls and entered into a coalition with the United Democratic Movement, Congress of the People and the African Christian Democratic Party to form a multi-party government in the hotly-contested metro.
As Trollip took his mayoral seat, there were cheers and celebration.