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Please note that the Bid Adjudication Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, 17 January 2020 has been postponed until Friday, 24 January 2020. 

Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani calls on Metro residents to vote in numbers

"Nelson Mandela Bay residents must go out in their numbers to cast their votes for the political parties of their choice on 8 May. As a city, we are ready for the 2019 elections; we have established a special Joint Operations Centre (JOC), which will respond to any event that may disrupt procedures.”

Thus Nelson Mandela Bay’s Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, assured residents on Monday, 6 May 2019 that the 2019 elections in the city would proceed safely and fairly.

The Mayor confirmed that special voting was under way in various venues around the city and that no incidents had been reported so far: "We are not expecting any challenges until the second day of special votes tomorrow (7 May) but, in the event of any unexpected incident, we will be ready to respond.”

Various stakeholders, including the NMBM Fire and Emergency Services, the South African Police Services, the NMBM Mayoral Rapid Response team and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), constitute the Joint Operations Centre, which is located at the South End Fire Station in Humewood.

An elderly resident, Leonie Cameron of Walmer, who cast her special vote at City Hall reception today, confirmed that she still believed that her vote would bring the positive change that she would like to see in the Metro, "I am happy that I form part of this day to exercise my right to vote. The process went smoothly and peacefully,” she said.

IEC regional supervisor, Crosby Bacela, commented: "Over 21000 voters applied for special votes on 6 & 7 May 2019. We urge all 612 000 registered voters in our city to close shop on 8 May and visit the 255 Voting Stations.”

To report any service delivery related issues, residents can call 0800 20 50 50.

Issued by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Communications and Media Management Officer, Mthubanzi Mniki at (041) 5061555/0713813779 

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