- The ANC will put forward a motion of no confidence in Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba in the coming weeks
- The motion looks likely to succeed, as the EFF has previously vowed never to vote with the DA
- Mashaba, however, says he will accept the outcome as he is proud of what the metro achieved under his leadership
The ANC is set to table a motion of no confidence in Herman Mashaba on 22 August, which may see the mayor removed from office.
At this point, it seems likely that the motion will succeed, particularly if the EFF backs it or abstains.
In a recent interview, however, Mashaba said he was prepared to accept any outcome and was proud of what he had accomplished while mayor.
The ANC in Johannesburg has alleged that the City of Johannesburg has gone bankrupt under Mashaba's leadership, Briefly.co.za has gathered. They have also said that corruption has run rampant during his tenure and, as a result, they want to have him ousted.
They will table their motion to this effect in the coming weeks. With the EFF having vowed to never vote with the DA again, it is probable that the motion will succeed and Mashaba will be sent packing.
Despite this, Mashaba seemed relatively unperturbed. In a new interview, he reiterated his belief that the ANC's animosity toward him was merely an attempt "to cover their corrupt activities because we are investigating them", according to The Citizen.
He has said previously that his administration is currently looking into 5 000 corruption cases, some of which involve senior ANC figures in Johannesburg.
Additionally, Mashaba said he was proud of his track record while in office. He says his administration cleaned up the inner city, clamped down on corruption and tender irregularities, and launched extensive construction projects.
Mashaba also claims that the metro arrested 20 000 people in the last 18 months, which is more than the ANC-led administration arrested in the preceding five years.
The mayor even offered some praised to the EFF, calling them "phenomenally supportive".
"Without them we wouldn't have gone so far in the city," Mashaba said.
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