DA defends Mashaba after ANC vote of no confidence

By Doug Mattushek - 14 August 2019Views : 1629

The Democratic Alliance have jumped at the defence of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba after another vote of confidence by the ANC.

The leading party have targeted Mashaba for a third time, criticising him for mismanagement and maladministration. The ANC has filed motions of no confidence against Mashaba twice before, in 2016 and 2017, which failed.

"It is shocking that the ANC wants to table a motion of no confidence in Mayor Mashaba when it is them that failed the residents of the city for more than two decades, depriving them of services," read a statement by DA Gauteng Provincial Leader John Moodley.

"Change is not comfortable but it is necessary, and if anyone can bring that change in the City of Johannesburg, it is Mayor Mashaba."

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Moodley went on to list some of Mashaba's achievements as mayor of Mzansi's biggest metro.

"More than 6659 title deeds have been delivered to residents across the city, giving them ownership of a home they can pass on to their children," he continued.

"44 000 Expanded Public Works Programme job opportunities have been created, investment in the electrification of informal settlements has been tripled, extended operating hours have been extended at 22 clinics around the city and 1500 metro police officers have been recruited to assist in the fight against crime.

"Furthermore, the city's newly established corruption busting unit has recorded over 5335 cases worth more than R24 billion in transactions.

"We have also seen an increase in investments in Johannesburg's inner city from 5 billion to 16.355 billion to build affordable residential units and student accommodation."