ActionSA Leader Herman Mashaba Keen to Stand for Joburg Mayor Role

ActionSA Leader Herman Mashaba Keen to Stand for Joburg Mayor Role

- ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba says he will be standing for the City of Johannesburg mayorship role in the upcoming elections

- Mashaba of ActionSA says he is putting his name to serve the residents of Joburg and has promised to bring real change to the city

- The country is set to hold local government elections in October this year and Mashaba wants to challenge other political parties such as the ANC and the DA

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Action SA leader Herman Mashaba says he is ready and willing to stand for the City of Johannesburg mayoral role.

The former Democratic Alliance leader in Gauteng has announced on Thursday via his social media page.

Mashaba said in a brief statement on Twitter, that he is putting his name as a candidate to serve the resident of Joburg and bring real change as far as the administration is concerned.

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ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba wants to stand for the local government elections. Image: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba wants to stand for the local government elections. Image: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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Mashaba said on Twitter:

“Today I am putting my name forward to serve you the residents of Joburg once more and once you give me the mandate I will resume the work of bringing real change to the people of Johannesburg.
"To the residents of Johannesburg, I would like to ask you that if you have my vision for the city please endorse me as your mayoral candidate by visiting MashabaForMayor.co.za”

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The South Africans are expected to go to the polls for the local government elections in October this year.

The former businessman left the DA in October 2019 when he resigned after protesting over the election of Helen Zille as Federal Chairperson of the party.

He also served as the mayor in Jozi but left the role after three years and he is now willing to serve once again.

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In other political stories, Briefly News reported that Mashaba opposed the call by the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema who recently revealed that the Red Berets believe that the 2021 local government elections should be delayed.

ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba, has warned that this proposal would spark a constitutional crisis:

“Delaying the 2021 elections would generate a constitutional crisis of municipal governments operating without the mandates they require from South Africans.”

Mashaba elaborated that the policies limiting a term in office are in place to safeguard SA's democracy:

“The constitution of our Republic of South Africa limits a term of office to five years. This provision is the most important safeguard to South Africa’s electoral democracy."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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