- Herman Mashaba has responded to Geoff Makhubo taking over his spot as Jozi's Mayor
- The former mayor says that the incident is a perfect example of why he had to leave the DA
- Mashaba insists that the DA he joined is not the DA South Africans have today
Herman Mashaba says the fact that Geoff Makhubo was voted in as Johannesburg's mayor is a demonstration of why he had to leave the DA.
Briefly.co.za reported that the ANC candidate had been voted in after DA members opted out of supporting their own candidate.
Mashaba responded to the situation with a sense of vindication, commenting that:
"The fact that some DA Councillors elected to vote for Makhubo over their own candidate, demonstrates why I had to leave the DA. The DA of today is clearly not the DA that I joined - not when they support an allegedly corrupt person."
Mashaba says all the effort that had gone into turning around the metro has been destroyed:
"I share the anger of the 5 million residents of Johannesburg that the work of turning the City around, has been destroyed by the election of Geoff Makhubo."
But the ex-mayor says that the ANC candidate's ascension into the post is proof of what's wrong with SA's political system:
"The fact that Makhubo was elected with the help of some members of the previous multi-party coalition government, together with a number of DA councillors, demonstrates everything that is wrong with our political system. The considerations were all about personal and political benefit, and not about the residents of Johannesburg."
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