- Herman Mashaba has responded to the recent appointment of Helen Zille as DA federal council chairperson
- Mashaba had previously warned that his resignation would follow Zille's ascension to the position
- The Joburg mayor has revealed that he would indeed be keeping his word and has ended his time as leader of the region
Herman Mashaba has finally ended speculation over whether or not he would be calling it quits as the Mayor of Johannesburg.
Mashaba has handed in his resignation, adamant that he no longer supports what the Democratic Alliance has become.
Mashaba said that he had joined the party because he supported Mmusi Maimane's vision of a 'South Africa for all'.
"I am gravely concerned that the DA I signed up to, is no longer the DA that has emerged out of this weekend's federal council. The DA is no longer the party that will be able to achieve what I desire most - a movement that can save South Africa, unseat the ANC and deliver a one South Africa for all."
Briefly.co.za reported that Mashaba had indicated he would no longer support the opposition party should Helen Zille - and the 'right-wing elements' he claimed would follow her - return to the DA.
Politicians had shared their varying views on the situation, reacting to Zille winning her spot on the federal council.
While EFF leader Julius Malema had poked fun at Athol Trollip for losing his bid to be elected into the position, Minister Fikile Mbalula claimed that this would signal the end of Mmusi Maimane's reign.
Maimane had been facing calls for his removal but was adamant that he had been elected by the party, and leader he would remain until the party decided otherwise.
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