‘Unafraid’ Mashaba looks set to be ousted after finding ‘centre of state capture’

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is pictured leaving the Johannesburg Central Police station, 10 December 2018,  after laying charges against Parks Tau and Geoff Makhubo. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is pictured leaving the Johannesburg Central Police station, 10 December 2018, after laying charges against Parks Tau and Geoff Makhubo. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The Joburg mayor looks likely to be ousted if the EFF are true to their word on turning their backs on the DA.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is ready to face the ANC-sponsored motion of no confidence and he will go if he must, but even if he is ousted he will leave with a big smile on his face. He will be smiling due to being proud to have delivered what he promised to the residents of the City of Johannesburg in his three years in power. This as August 22 – the day Mashaba was elected mayor three years ago – looms, when the ANC will table a motion of no confidence in him. Indications were that the motion would succeed, especially if the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) either supported it or abstained, as the party promised to do on any motion or vote in a metro led by the Democratic Alliance (DA) or ANC. But in an interview with The Citizen yesterday, Mashaba said he was prepared to take the blow on the chin. He was confident that, even if removed, he would be satisfied to have achieved a lot for Johannesburg. The people of Joburg would remember him for the great work he had done for them in the last three years, he said. The ANC wanted him out...


 


 


 

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