- Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is currently facing the prospect of losing his position in the Gauteng metro
- The ANC is planning to rid themselves of the DA mayor via a motion of no confidence
- Mashaba insists that this is a plot to set back his administration's efforts to improve the lives of Jozi residents
The ANC in Johannesburg has instructed councillors to table a motion of no confidence in order to see DA Mayor Herman Mashaba removed from office.
Mashaba is aware of the plot to dethrone him, saying that the ruling party is trying to derail the progress made in service delivery over the past three years:
“The ANC is determined to prevent a situation where it must contest a 2021 election in Johannesburg comparing its dismal record of failure against the successes of the multi-party government, and for its campaign to be deprived of the proceeds of corruption."
Mashaba is adamant that the ruling party is trying to gain traction in the hotly-contested metro, despite whatever 'pretence' they put forward for his removal, according to The Citizen.
The Joburg mayor claims that the pressure is on for the ANC, with investigations allegedly fingering five members of the previous administration's committee members in corruption cases.
Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF has opted to withdraw support for the DA in the Gauteng metros, giving the ANC an opportunity to regain some of its former control in the region.
Nevertheless, Mashaba maintains that the DA has made excellent progress, citing reduced crime, improved health care and an Inner city project with R20 billion in anticipated investment.
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