- Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina is pleased as punch that a street has been named after him
- Taking to social media, the mayor dared his 'haters' to comment on the renaming of 'apartheid streets'
- Despite his pleasure at the honour, some felt that his boasting was a vain legacy
An ecstatic Mzwandile Masina showed off a street named in his honour with a social media post.
The Citizen reports that the street in question seems to be Voortrekker street, believed to be in Kempton Park.
The Ekurhuleni mayor insists his name was nominated by the people he serves and he seeks to honour their wishes.
Masina called upon his 'haters' to comment on the rebranding of 'apartheid streets' in his post:
"The City of Ekurhuleni is doing very well in renaming apartheid streets. Voortrekker has fallen in favour of yours truly. Can the haters comment please."
One citizen did opt to comment on the situation, unimpressed at the politician's bragging:
“You don’t rename the streets to your own name while in office. Your deeds determine whether you deserve such an honour. They don’t do it like that.”
To this, Masina had a laugh and responded with a clap back of his own:
“Get a life web [sic], my name was nominated be the people I serve.”
This comment has since been deleted, with the following response made instead:
“Get a life wena, people I lead have spoken.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that as many as 42 streets and 8 landmarks are slotted to be renamed as part of a bid to 'help promote social cohesion'.
The mayor insists the changes will help to 'redress the legacy of apartheid' and reflect the values of the community.
The Gillooly's Interchange is expected to be renamed to honour George Bizos, an anti-apartheid human rights lawyer.
The mayor's post received a mixed response, take a look at just a few of the comments below:
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