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Listen | The rotten heart of Nelson Mandela Bay

Crispian Olver spoke to talkshow host Eusebius McKaiser on 5 September about his book about the corruption in Nelson Mandela Bay, “How To Steal a City”, published in 2017.

Recent dramatic events in the municipality include an intervention by National Treasury over a question of “interference” in the supply chain management procedures.

News24 reported on September 5, “[Mongameli] Bobani was last week elected as mayor following a vote of no confidence against his predecessor, Athol Trollip.The Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth is expected to hear a case by the DA next week asking for an urgent review of what it describes as a “coup d’état” when the ANC, EFF and UDM banded together to remove Trollip from his position.

Mmusi Maimane on PoliticsWeb says Olver’s book “exposes the rot, corruption and complete state capture that hollowed out the city’s administration, denying its poorest residents even the most basic of services.”