#HandsOffMayorRetiefOdendaal: Motion of no confidence in Mayor Odendaal follows NMB corruption crackdown

Issued by Andrew Whitfield MP – DA EC Provincial Leader
19 Apr 2023 in Press Statements

The motion of no confidence submitted to the Speaker against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Retief Odendaal highlights again the lengths the corrupt ANC/EFF cabal will go to keep hold of the Metro’s coffers.

Mayor Odendaal and the coalition government have been cracking down on corruption and it is telling that a cabal under the leadership of the ANC/EFF doomsday coalition, today submitted this motion – one day after seven senior municipal officials were placed on suspension.

This follows a preliminary investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption after the recent explosion of an electricity substation at the Coega IDZ. The internal investigation has now been handed over to the Hawks and the SIU.

Sadly, there are those who have once again placed petty politics before the people of this Metro, in the pursuit of self-enrichment.

They are willing to sell out the people of Nelson Mandela Bay to the corrupt ANC/EFF coalition – seeking only to line their own pockets.

This is a sad indictment on the calibre of some of the politicians. To them we say Hands off Mayor Retief Odendaal.

The DA would like to encourage those political parties who have signed this motion of no confidence to reconsider their decision in the interests of the residents.

The DA will continue to fight for all the people of Nelson Mandela Bay. We will fight for the delivery of services and clean governance.