NMB Mayor snubs church leaders

Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Ben Fihla.
Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Ben Fihla.

Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Ben Fihla has not responded at all to a letter sent to him on May 21 by church leaders requesting an urgent meeting about tensions between the political and administrative heads of the metro, a church leader confirmed on Tuesday.

The letter, signed by senior church leaders and approved by leaders of most church groups in the metro, expresses concern that “this catastrophic state of affairs” threatens to have a further detrimental effect on service delivery.

Meanwhile, it was reported in The Herald newspaper yesterday that ANC national and provincial leaders who came to the metro to resolve the impasse between the Mayor and Municpal manager Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela, were returning to deal with the problem. Msenga-Ndlela has accused Fihla and Deputy Mayor Chippa Ngcolomba of interfering in the administration of the city.

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Gateway News is awaiting a response from the church leaders to a question about its plans after being snubbed by Fihla.


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