Herman Mashaba Is One Step Closer to Becoming Mayor of Johannesburg

Herman Mashaba Is One Step Closer to Becoming Mayor of Johannesburg

  • HermanMashaba might be moving back into his mayoral office in Johannesburg soon
  • Coalition talks have had a major breakthrough after most partners agreed to endorse Mashaba as the new mayor
  • The DA has agreed to review its position on Mashaba in return for assurances that its mayor would remain in control of Tshwane

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JOHANNESBURG- ActionSA's political goals have received a major boost after a positive round of negotiations succeeded in securing endorsements from most of the potential coalition partners.

This means Herman Mashaba could be back as the mayor of Johannesburg in the near future.

Herman Mashaba, ActionSA, Johannesburg
Herman Mashaba might be back in his office soon. Photo credit: @ActionSA
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However, the final hurdle that lies in front of Mashaba's mayoral plans is the DA. The Democratic Alliance has said that it might reconsider its position on Mashaba according to Sowetan LIVE.

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Freedom Front Plus (FF+), ACDP, UDM and Cope are reportedly ready to endorse Mashaba as mayor.

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The parties have agreed to support the DA in its efforts to keep the current mayor of Tshwane, Randall Williams, in his position.

EWN has also reported that the coalition would also seek to exclude the ANC from the partnership.

EFF wants 'Die Stem' out of the national anthem and replaced with something new

Earlier, Briefly News reported that EFF leader Julius Malema has put up a defence for his party's decision to have the apartheid portion of the current national anthem removed. Malema stated that the problem was not with the Afrikaans language, but rather with the history from Die Stem.

Malema reiterated that it was not about removing Afrikaans from the national anthem as he suggested that people can come in to compose a "nice, new Afrikaans melody" to replace Die Stem.

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Malema was speaking at an independent press conference where he was providing an update on his party's coalition talks.

EFF and ANC coalition talks end, EFF says ruling party acted in bad faith

In similar news, the coalition talks between the Economic Freedom Fighters and the African National Congress have come to an end with Red Berets saying the ruling party was negotiating in bad faith.

The Red Berets held a press conference at their head office in Johannesburg to update south Africans on how coalition talks have been going thus far.

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