ANC needs sup­port for Mashaba vote

The Times (South Africa) - - News - By NEO GOBA

● The ANC in Johannesburg be­lieves it has enough am­mu­ni­tion to con­vince other po­lit­i­cal par­ties that DA mayor Her­man Mashaba has failed the city.

The ANC wants to in­ten­sify its mo­tion of no con­fi­dence in him.

“We are hop­ing to get sup­port from the African In­de­pen­dent Congress‚ which is a part­ner in council of the ANC.

“We also have the Pa­tri­otic Al­liance [as] a part­ner in council‚ and they have agreed to sup­port us‚” said ANC re­gional spokesman Jolidee Ma­tongo.

“We are speak­ing to a num­ber of DA coun­cil­lors [who] don’t think Mashaba has the ex­per­tise to lead them.”

Ma­tongo also said the ANC was ap­proach­ing the EFF, but the party’s chair­man in the metro, Musa Novela, said this was news to him.

“That’s not true — we haven’t been ap­proached by any­body. The agenda of the ANC is not holis­tic; they want to cling onto power [at] all costs‚ be­cause they want to con­tinue their cor­rup­tion‚” Novela said.

A no-con­fi­dence mo­tion in Mashaba has been added to the agenda for a council meet­ing on Novem­ber 25.

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