ANC's no confidence motion against Mashaba fails
The ANC brought the motion forward, saying the city is on the brink of a financial collapse under Herman Mashaba’s leadership.
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress's motions of no confidence against Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and Speaker Vasco da Gama have failed.
One-hundred-and-forty members voted against the motion while 121 voted in support of it on Thursday evening.
On Wednesday, the ANC failed to get the motion on the agenda, with the council meeting dealing with other municipal issues first.
The ANC wanted Mashaba removed, claiming that under his leadership Johannesburg residents are receiving poor service delivery.
BREAKING: The motion of no confidence against @HermanMashaba has been defeated.— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) November 30, 2017
He will remain Mayor of the City of Johannesburg.
Let good clean governance continue!#HandsOffMashaba pic.twitter.com/h8g5aIFjwf
BREAKING: The motion of no confidence in Vasco da Gama has failed.— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) November 30, 2017
He will remain as Speaker of the Johannesburg Council. pic.twitter.com/WfiaamSqzS