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ANC tables ano​ther frivolous motion of no confidence

Today, the ANC has once again decided to table motions of no confidence against the Speaker of Council, Cllr Vasco da Gama, and myself.
Since the ANC first tabled its motions, we have welcomed the opportunity to defend our record in cleaning up the corrupt mess that we inherited from the ANC.

The last motions tabled by the ANC were deemed inadmissible by the City’s Programming Committee as the call for a secret ballot was in direct conflict with the Standing Rules of Council.

Despite being granted an opportunity to amend the motions, so as to bring them in line with the Standing Rules of Council, the ANC elected to take the matter to court on an urgent basis. The court found there was no basis for the ANC’s application.

The Court, correctly, struck the ANC’s application from the roll and awarded punitive costs in favour of the City.

As I have stated before, the ANC’s motions have nothing to do with protecting good governance and ensuring service delivery to residents. Rather, these are the actions of a party only interested in self-gratification and continuing the corruption which allowed them to rob the residents of this City blind.

The evidence of this can be seen in the poor management of the City’s infrastructure and deteriorating services ran by the former ANC administration.

Earlier this week, I illustrated how the previous administration had refused to adequately care for the City’s infrastructure – which will now cost billions of Rands to rehabilitate.

The ANC’s motion lacks substance and is nothing more than a smokescreen by the ANC to regain the City – something the electorate firmly denied them. It is unfortunate that the ANC will use Council’s time and taxpayer’s money in their mission to further enriching themselves.

I look forward to debating their frivolous motions in the coming Council sitting.

Cllr Herman Mashaba 
Executive Mayor 
City of Joburg

For further information, please contact:

Luyanda Mfeka
Acting Director of Communications
Office of the Executive Mayor
Cell: 076 171 5978