Herman Mashaba bites back as ANC withdraws motion of no confidence

Herman Mashaba bites back as ANC withdraws motion of no confidence

- Herman Mashaba took to Twitter on Friday to hit back at the ANC

- This comes after they withdrew their motion of no confidence in the mayor

- Mashaba has accused the ANC of trying to buy votes and bring back corruption in the metro

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Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has hit back at the ANC following their withdrawal of their motion of no confidence against him.

The party had claimed to have enough votes to oust Mashaba but withdrew their motion at the last minute.

Mashaba slammed the ANC, calling their behaviour "reckless".

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The mayor said that he was angry that the ANC decided not to table their motion despite drawing significant attention to it over the last several weeks, Briefly.co.za has gathered. He says that the ANC is "playing with the lives" of Johannesburg's citizens. 

"For 3 weeks, 5 million residents of Johannesburg have had to live with the uncertainty of who would lead their city," he said in a recent tweet.

Mashaba fired off a flurry of tweets on Friday bashing the ANC, which makes for a dramatic change for Mashaba as he had remained silent on the issue of the no confidence motion throughout this week.

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Additionally, Mashaba accused the ANC of trying to buy votes in order to get the motion passed. He says that they decided to drop the motion because they did not have the money to pay off all the councillors they needed. 

"They claimed to have their ducks in a row but they didn't have money to pay for the votes," the mayor tweeted on Friday. 

Finally, Mashaba reiterated the DA's view that the ANC wants to boot him from the mayor's office so that they can engage in corruption in the metro once again.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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