- Former Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has revealed one of the proudest moments of his life
- The politician and businessman touched on the insourcing of cleaners and security guards
- The love shown over the moment has stuck with him as one of his most cherished memories
Herman Mashaba has revealed one of the proudest moments of his life and political career.
Surprisingly, it wasn't meeting the nation's top politicians but rather changing the lives of those tasked with cleaning and protecting his former metro.
In a social media post, Mashaba explained why the endeavor touched him so deeply:
"One of the proudest moment of life. I get stopped everywhere by insourced Cleaners & Security Guards, calling me their Dad. One important story to share: I was recently stopped by 1 of them, tears in her eyes. Her excitement: boosting about getting a payslip for the first time."
Briefly.co.za reported that the City of Joburg had opted to insource the workers after it became apparent their needs weren't taken into consideration by those who won tenders to provide the services to the metro.
The move had been applauded, with the jobs crisis in South Africa resulting in millions sitting without income.
Party leader Mmusi Maimane had followed suit, with Athol Trollip opting to retire as well. The situation had left the opposition party without leadership.
Former chief whip John Steenhuisen was elected as parliamentary leader and is contesting the election to fill the void left by Maimane.
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