Port Elizabeth - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Nqaba Bhanga has claimed that his life was threatened in an apparent hijacking attempt on the Port Elizabeth beachfront.
At a press conference called by the DA on Wednesday, Bhanga said he was scared and felt intimidated following the alleged incident which happened on Tuesday night. He claimed that two vehicles followed him after he had attended a meeting with various political parties at a hotel in Summerstrand.
At the meeting, discussions took place about the ousting of Executive Mayor Mongameli Bobani. The DA and several other political parties, including some members of the current coalition, intended to table a motion of no confidence against Bobani but Nelson Mandela Bay Council Speaker, Buyelwa Mafaya, has rejected a petition for a special council meeting to take place on Friday.
"There have been more than 20 political assassinations in this city. This has nothing to do with a hijacking, it has something to do with Friday's meeting to remove Bobani," said Bhanga.
Bhanga said that since Bobani took over as mayor, there had been a campaign of terror in the city with politicians being intimidated and told how to vote.