Herman Mashaba looking down the barrel of motion of no confidence

Herman Mashaba looking down the barrel of motion of no confidence

- Herman Mashaba faces the hearing of a motion of no confidence later this week

- The ANC hopes to remove him from office

- The DA mayor has declined to comment on the upcoming vote

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The ANC will table a motion of no confidence in Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba this week.

The vote is set to take place on 22 August.

If the EFF abstains or votes with the ANC, the motion will be successful.

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At this point it appears likely that this could be the outcome, as Julius Malema has previously said that the EFF would no longer be voting with the DA, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

The ANC says they are bringing the motion against Mashaba because they believe that that corruption has flourished during his tenure and the metro has gone bankrupt, according to News24.

The DA, however, argues that the ANC wants to remove Mashaba from office because his administration has been investigating a number of corruption cases, some of which involve ANC members.

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The party has also rubbished the ANC's claim that the city has gone bankrupt under Mashaba. Rather, the DA argues that the metro's finances have improved during his time in office. They say service delivery and job creation have also improved, IOL reports.

Earlier this week, journalists quizzed Mashaba about the upcoming vote but he declined to comment.

"I don't know the result for the motion of no confidence," he said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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