- Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba shared a social media post to highlight his efforts to achieve improved service from Eskom
- Mashaba shared a photo of him being seated and stated that he refused to leave until he was assisted
- Some South Africans responded in hilarious fashion as they made light of the situation, but others commended the mayor
Executive Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba took to Twitter to highlight his efforts to achieve improved service from Eskom on Monday.
Mashaba decided to meet with the embattled power utility to resolve various issues on behalf of residents.
He cited areas where electricity had been cut without explanation as well as the issue of illegal electrical connections, resulting in overloads.
The mayor included a photo showing himself seated alongside his peers while enjoying a cup of coffee.
Mashaba’s determination to achieve resolution seemed evident in his caption: “I'm here at @Eskom_SA I will not leave until we are assisted. I don't care how long it takes.”
However, it soon became clear that not everyone was impressed.
Briefly.co.za noted the wide range of responses – some lauded Mashaba for his efforts, while others poked fun at the situation.
APak (@APak77093359) said, “Play your cards right and become leader of the DA. You could be the next president after President Ramaphosas two terms. You are respected.”
Lutz (@Lootlov2) added, “Thats Leadership Mayor....we are glad to have a wonderful mayor like you.”
Devil's Advocate (@devilsad021) asked, “Can I come and sit in your office until you assist by deploying JMPD to our roads!?”
42KMSowetoMarathon (@Tsentsho1) said, “This is a nice sit-in with nice clean cups of coffee. Soon there's lunch. I wish all sit-in were like this.”
Ling Ling (@jonnieza) commented, “Ha ha, will organise some tents and food aid for you then. See you next decade.”
PLZ RT MY PINNED (@BORWNCARPY) asked, “Should I bring mbaola and blankets,a straight and two beers for the night vigil?”
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