- The ANC hopes that the EFF will support their motion of no confidence in Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba
- Even if the Red Berets abstain, the motion is likely to be successful
- However, Julius Malema says he does not know how the EFF will vote regarding the motion
The ANC will table a motion of no confidence against Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on 22 August.
The party hopes that the EFF will will vote with them or abstain, as this will ensure that the motion is successful.
Just a few days ago this seemed likely, as Julius Malema announced last month that the EFF would no longer be voting with the DA, but the EFF leader has since said he is not sure how his party will vote.
The ANC is bringing this motion against Mashaba as they say the City of Johannesburg has gone bankrupt and corruption has flourished under his leadership, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Mashaba, however, insists that the ANC wishes to oust him because his administration has clamped down on corruption and is investigating thousands of corruption cases, some of which involve ANC members.
Just a few days ago it would have seemed all but guaranteed that the ANC's motion would be passed, but Julius Malema has since added some uncertainty to the situation.
When asked how his party would vote on August 22, the EFF leader replied, "I don't know", according to Sowetan Live.
Mashaba's future is currently up in the air, but the mayor has said that he is not too worried about the outcome.
"If the parties that voted me into office are not happy with me, I'm happy to step aside," he has said.
Mashaba has also said that he is proud of what his administration has accomplished and that he is willing to accept the motion of no confidence if it is successful.
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