In­tro­duc­ing the may­oral can­di­dates for Joburg

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EFF’s Musa Novela is a ‘proven ca­pa­ble leader’

The Eco­nomic Free­dom Fighter’s (EFF) may­oral can­di­date has been in the party since its es­tab­lish­ment in 2013.

In 2016, he was elected as a coun­cil­lor and the EFF cau­cus leader in the coun­cil.

As the chair­per­son of the EFF in the Johannesbu­rg re­gion, Novela was in­volved in the coali­tion gov­ern­ment when Her­man Mashaba was the mayor and he has a good un­der­stand­ing of the in­ner work­ings of gov­ern­ment.

Some of the EFF’s vic­to­ries dur­ing that time in­clude achiev­ing the in­sourc­ing of work­ers, clin­ics staying open 24 hours, the in­tro­duc­tion of mo­bile clin­ics for poor com­mu­ni­ties and in­for­mal set­tle­ments and bet­ter work­ing con­di­tions and terms for the Johannesbu­rg Metropoli­tan Po­lice Depart­ment.

EFF na­tional spokesper­son Mbuyiseni Nd­lozi said: “Novela has proven to be a ca­pa­ble pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tive and leader.

“He is a pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tive of in­tegrity.”

Novela holds a cer­tifi­cate in lo­cal gov­er­nance from the Univer­sity of Johannesbu­rg.

DA’s Fun­zela Ngob­eni is a com­mit­ted graft-buster

Fun­zela Ngob­eni, 44, is com­mit­ted to fur­ther­ing the plans of the Demo­cratic Al­liance in the city.

“Vis­i­ble ser­vice de­liv­ery to all res­i­dents, in­clud­ing the un­der­priv­i­leged com­mu­ni­ties, re­mains this ad­min­is­tra­tion’s pri­or­ity,” he said.

Ngob­eni said that cor­rup­tion would be rooted out un­der his lead­er­ship.

“Over the past three years, we have de­clared cor­rup­tion our num­ber one enemy. I will in­ten­sify our an­ti­cor­rup­tion pro­gramme.

“This in­cludes fol­low­ing up on all pend­ing cases that are with the [Na­tional Prose­cut­ing Author­ity] and the Hawks,” he said.

Ngob­eni was ap­pointed mem­ber of the may­oral com­mit­tee for de­vel­op­ment plan­ning af­ter the 2016 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions.

He held this po­si­tion for 16 months be­fore be­ing ap­pointed as the MMC for fi­nance and in­for­ma­tion com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy last year. He still holds this post.

Ngob­eni is cur­rently the DA’s Johannesbu­rg re­gional chair­per­son and deputy cau­cus leader.

He has a post­grad­u­ate diploma in pub­lic man­age­ment and a cer­tifi­cate in hous­ing pol­icy de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment from Wits School of Gov­er­nance.

ANC’s Ge­off Makhubo has trans­for­ma­tion in mind

The ANC may­oral can­di­date has been a po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist since the 1980s.

He joined the ANC and the youth league in the 1990s.

Makhubo held sev­eral po­si­tions in the ANC be­fore be­ing elected as the re­gional chair­per­son of the City of Joburg last year.

Makhubo said he wanted to im­prove the ex­pe­ri­ence of the res­i­dents of Johannesbu­rg.

“The traffic lights must be work­ing. “The taps full, the grass must be cut. “As you walk into Johannesbu­rg there must be clean­li­ness.

“That’s the fo­cus for my first 100 days. It’s the look and feel of Johannesbu­rg.

“There will also be trans­for­ma­tion pro­grammes that must be in­tro­duced.”

He has been a pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the city since Au­gust 2016.

Makhudo was a mem­ber of the may­oral com­mit­tee for fi­nance in the city.

He is also lead­ing the ANC cau­cus in the coun­cil.

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