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City repairs 29 fire engines in a month

Johannesburg Executive Mayor Cllr Herman Mashaba today announced that 29 fire engines have been put back into action in the new administration’s first month in office.

There are 28 fire stations across the City, and only eight stations had working fire engines before the 29 were repaired.

“These much needed fire engines had remained in the workshop for years. This put our City’s unsung heroes, our fire fighters, under enormous pressure and reduced their capacity to respond effectively to emergency calls. This also put the health and lives of our residents under serious threat,” said Mayor Mashaba.

He said the new administration was committed to deliver better services to all our City’s residents.

“I intend being the Mayor for all our residents, irrespective of their political affiliations,” said Mayor Mashaba.

Some of the repaired fire engines will be sent to stations across the City, including three for Orange Farm, two for Lawley, three for Dobsonville and one for Eldorado Park.

“Under the leadership of MMC for Public Safety Cllr Michael Sun, we have been able to achieve what the previous administration could not do in years. While the previous administration could be depicted as one of style over substance, we will be one of substance over style. I would like to applaud MMC Sun and his team on the excellent work being undertaken. We have an enormous task ahead of us as we work tirelessly to turn our City around, but we are committed to doing so. In whatever we do, we will always put our residents first and act in their best interests,” said Mayor Mashaba.