NMB Mayor-Elect Athol Trollip Threatened With Court Action


DA Nelson Mandela Bay mayor-elect Athol Trollip has been given 48 hours to write down his compliance not to further defame the metro’s safety and security head, Linda Mti.

According to the stipulation of the letters issued on Tuesday; Trollip would face court action should he throw more “insulting remarks at Mti.

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One of the letters issued from Ndebele Attorneys; on behalf of Mti reads:

“We are, in the circumstances; instructed to demand from you … that you provide us with your written undertaking that you will cease and desist from making disparaging remarks regarding our client,

Should you fail to comply with the above; our client will not hesitate to take the appropriate legal action against you. Your conduct, remarks and allegations are wrongful and defamatory of our client. As a result of your conduct; our client has, and continues to suffer considerable damage to his dignity and reputation.”

Mayor-Elect Athol Trollip Guns For Mti

During Saturday’s victory rally organized by the DA; Trollip took to the offensive side; stating that the possibility of Mti retaining his job in a metro in the now DA-run metro hangs by the thread.

Trollip said: “It looks very bleak. He might get another job in an ANC-governed city; but not in this city.”

Mti’s appointment in March as executive director of safety and security in Nelson Mandela Bay prompted fierce altercation between the ANC and DA.

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DA had argued that the ANC shouldn’t have appointed Mti as security head since he is currently facing heavy fraud allegations.

Linda Mti is under investigation for allegedly awarding multimillion rand tenders to Bosasa group in return for financial favor; between 2004 and 2006 when he worked with the Department of Correctional Services.

In February 2010, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) initiated investigation process against him after it received a report on Mti from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

Mti was also convicted of drunk driving in 2008.