- Mayor Geoff Makhubo is going to testify at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry on Friday and Herman Mashaba had a comment about it
- Mashaba said that it would be very interesting to watch Makhubo testify
- The Mayor of Johannesburg allegedly profited about R30 million from a contract he was given by the City of Johannesburg
Mayor of Johannesburg Geoff Makhubo is expected to testify at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry on Friday. Leader of the ActionSA party, Herman Mashaba reacted to the news:
"This is going to be very interesting to watch."
According to a report by AmaBhungane, Makhubo allegedly secretly benefited from a City of Johannesburg contract. From this contract Makhubo benefited by more or less R30 million from Regiments, who are state capture facilitators.
Makhubo also might have allegedly profited from these dealings while he was the MMC of Finance.
Social media users reacted to Herman Mashaba's comment:
@ActionMzansi said: "I have a feeling Makhubo will appear at the commission and deny everything as usual."
@sam_mnisi said: "I remember you were attacked from all corners when you raised the Makhubo issue."
@samieazy said: "But honestly speaking if you want to kill a snake you should start in the middle. Go for the head, ANC is 99.9% pure corrupt and they embrace it. I haven’t come across an ANC member that works at any entities that lives a normal life. Most are balling because of the tax."
@MsDudu23 commented: "I wish after he testifies, the Hawks go after him... This man is undoing all the good work @HermanMashaba did."
In other political news, Briefly.co.za reported that Zondo acted against Zuma over ditching the Inquiry. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has moved to lay a criminal complaint against former president Jacob Zuma after his exodus from the State Capture Inquiry. On Thursday Zuma left the commission after Zondo passed down his ruling over Zuma's application for Zondo's recusal.
The ex-president had accused the State Capture Inquiry chair of being not only biased but also claimed the pair had a 'close relationship'. Zondo announced that the inquiry would be issuing a fresh summons against Zuma to appear before the commission.
In addition to this, the Constitutional Court will be approached for an order compelling Zuma to not only appear but to answer the Inquiry's questions.
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