- Herman Mashaba's time as Johannesburg mayor is drawing to a close and many are sad to see him go
- The politician claims that he had removed those in the city who had sought only to serve themselves
- Of all his duties, Mashaba says creating a professional public service and ending corruption had been his main focus
Herman Mashaba is bidding farewell to his post this week and the outgoing Joburg mayor has looked back on his time at the helm of the metro.
Speaking to 702, Mashaba says he had focused on combating corruption in the region and creating a professional service to the public.
Briefly.co.za reported that the politician had cut his ties with the Democratic Alliance following Helen Zille's return to the party.
Mashaba says that he had inherited a region where favours were rife and corruption was widespread:
"I managed to get rid of comrades who were in the city to serve themselves and their political parties instead of society. I inherited a public service that thought it was doing people favours instead of residents doing them a favour. It is the people that did us a favour for putting us into these positions."
Touching on his resignation, the politician says that the opposition party no longer supported his policies, so he had decided to call it quits instead of being 'pushed out'.
He explained that, should the city continue to serve society, it would be hard to damage the foundation he laid down in Johannesburg.
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