The civil mood at the moment is tense as the country faces an
economic crisis of unprecedented proportions.
a result of some ill-advised decisions by national government, there have been a
number of justifiable calls to action by some civic organisations and
Friday 7 April 2017, will see thousands of South Africans take to the streets in
support the democratic right to peaceful protest and encourage those who do so
to ensure that this is done within the rule of law.
want to assure the people of Nelson Mandela Bay that the work of the
Municipality will continue – we are open for business.
will continue to provide services through all our structures. While we, as
citizens, have a duty to hold our national government to account, it is crucial
that all other spheres of government remain fully functional.
government is the engine room of basic service delivery, and I am responsible
for ensuring that this engine continues running.
municipal staff member who wishes to protest should do so during their lunch
hour, or should take leave, in whatever form, through the appropriate channels,
if they wish to protest beyond their lunch hour.
Africans, never be afraid to make your voice heard. Go forth and be
Issued by the Office of the Executive
Mayor, Cllr Athol Trollip.Contact Kristoff Adelbert, Chief of Staff: Mayoral Office, at 041
506 3385 / 079 199 1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.