Uncertain future for Mashaba and Trollip

Written by on November 30, 2017

The leadership positions of two Democratic Alliance (DA) mayors, Herman Mashaba and Athol Trollip, are being challenged as both are facing a vote of no confidence.

Eyewitness News reports that Johannesburg Mayor Mashaba is set to hear his fate on Thursday, following the ANC’s claim that he is not fit to hold his position.

The ANC maintains that Mashaba has mismanaged the city’s finances.

However, Mashaba is not worried about the motion of no confidence, reports Eyewitness News.

“I was elected by 52% of council to be the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg,” he said.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy president Floyd Shivambu has announced that the EFF will not support the motion, referring to it as “opportunistic.”

Shivambu maintains that the ANC cannot be trusted.

A second DA mayor, Athol Trollip, is also facing a motion of no confidence.

Mail and Guardian reports that Trollip is not intimidated by the motion, and is expecting it to fail.

Speaking to Mail and Guardian, Trollip asserted that he plans to see out his term as mayor.

“I respect my position of mayor and I will do everything in power to fulfil our 5-year mandate. We are not just going to roll over. We will not allow for the municipality to be exposed to patronage and power,” said Trollip.

The hashtags  and  have been trending on Twitter, with social media users coming to the defence the DA mayors.

Image credit: (DA)



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