- Former mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba is confident that his new political party will win the three major municipalities in Gauteng
- Mashaba urges anyone who wants to be involved in his political party to come forward and undergo fair elections to become ward councillors
- His political party was started just one month ago and has been registered with the IEC
Leader of ACTIONSA and former mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said, his political party is going to win the three major municipalities in Gauteng. These municipalities are Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekhuruleni.
Mashaba shared a video on his social media where he is speaking about the election of ward councillors for ACTIONSA.
"If you want to be a public rep, all of you qualify. What you need to do is to make yourself available. We will have fair elections by IEC standards, where people will decide who they want to see as a ward councillor," he said in the video.
Mashaba was the mayor of Johannesburg from 2016-2019. On 29 August 2020, he announced the formation of his own political party called ACTIONSA. His political party was registered with the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) following his announcement.
The former mayor wants to bring about change and wants anyone who wants to give any regular citizen who wants to become a part of his political party the fair chance to do so.
This will be done through fair elections and introducing those who want to be involved to the community.
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He said that the proposed name changes were in accordance with the South African Geographical Names Council Act of 1998 and is part of the Transformation of Heritage Landscape Government Programme according to Times Live.
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