Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay councillors have taken to social media after they received direct threats against their lives and families if they did not vote in favour of the 2019/20 annual budget, which is expected to be debated at a council meeting on Wednesday.
Cope Councillor Siyasanga Sijadu took to Facebook on Tuesday night and said: "Just received a threat from four guys who claim they have been sent by SMMEs.
"They want me to vote for the budget tomorrow [Wednesday] if I love my family."
Speaking ahead of the council meeting on Wednesday morning, Sijadu said strange men visited her family home and threatened her and her family.
Despite the incident Sijadu said she was excited about Wednesday's council meeting.