Introducing the mayoral candidates for Joburg
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.