- Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba praised a group of residents in Eldorado Park via social media
- Mashaba shared before-and-after photos of a site and lauded the residents for taking matters into their own hands and cleaning the area
- Social media users commended the residents, but some took it as a sign that the municipality is failing its residents
Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, took to social media to praise a group of Eldorado Park residents.
Mashaba shared before-and-after photos of a site and lauded the residents for taking matters into their own hands by removing weeds and cleaning the area.
Briefly.co.za noted the public reaction and it soon became clear that this was quite a polarising situation.
Many tweeps heaped praise on the volunteers and encouraged others to follow suit in their own communities.
Steve Johnson (@Veldpark) said, “ Great work by the residents. Hopefully this will happen in every town in SA.”
Jim Warren (@GrandadJim) added, “Job well done- be proud of your surroundings.”
However, not everyone was inspired by the post as some feel the municipality is not fulfilling its responsibilities.
Shayne Welman (@SHAYNEWELMAN) commented, “Shows just how useless some of ur staff and departments are.”
Caureen Stowman (@caureenstowie) added: “Go clean Alex!”
Ken Borland (@KenBorland) said, “But isn't this what people pay exorbitant rates & taxes for? This is really not something the mayor should be boasting about.”
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