Port Elizabeth - United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa, has given a tongue lashing to his estranged coalition partners for setting a deadline for him to motivate why his party should remain in the coalition.
This comes amid an ongoing feud in Nelson Mandela Bay between ousted executive mayor, Athol Trollip and the UDM's Mongameli Bobani, who was elected mayor at a council meeting late last month.
The legitimacy of the controversial council meeting is now subject to a court case after the DA and its remaining coalition partners, the African Christian Democratic Party and COPE filed papers at the Port Elizabeth High Court.
In a letter on Thursday, Holomisa questioned why the ACDP, Freedom Front Plus and COPE, still tolerated the DA, which he said was to blame for the downfall of the coalition.
Holomisa said that the co-governance agreement clearly stipulated what should happen in the case of discord between the coalition partners.