Port Elizabeth – The precautionary suspension of Nelson Mandela Bay's city manager, Johann Mettler, is a trick for government coalition partners to continue pillaging, according to the party's Democratic Alliance (DA) party on Friday.
The DA says that Mettler is the victim of false accusations against him.
The provincial leader of the party, the Eastern Cape Nqaba Bhanga, was expected to hold a media message later on Friday at the head office in Port Elizabeth.
The suspension of Mettler was discussed and resolved behind closed doors during a long special board meeting on Thursday, pending an independent investigation into allegations of gross negligence against him.
Nelson Mandela Bay, the executive mayor Mongameli Bobani of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) previously accused Mettler of abusing municipal taxes.
Coalition allies UDM, African National Congress, Patriotic Alliance, United Front, African Independent Congress and Economic Freedom fighters all reportedly voted in favor of the suspension of Mettler, while the DA, the Congress of the People and the African Christian Democratic Party voted against it.
Executive Director for Human Settlements Nolwandle Gqiba has reported to be proposed as acting municipal executive.
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African news agency (ANA)