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Geoff Makhubo: City of Joburg finances in shambles

Makhubo says Herman Mashaba’s administration is to blame for the billions it’s owed in uncollected revenue.

New Joburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo says the City’s finances are in shambles.

The mayor has put the blame for the situation on his predecessor Herman Mashaba, saying he has left a mess for him to clean up.

Makhubo says fixing the financial crisis will be a top priority.

He has announced is MMC's.

The mayor says he has a tough task ahead of him when it comes to the City’s finances.

The newly elected mayor says he will work with new finance MMC Jodilee Motongo to come up with a plan.

Makhubo says Herman Mashaba’s administration is to blame for the billions it’s owed in uncollected revenue.

The mayor says he plans to announce ways to address this soon.

WATCH: We want to unify Johannesburg - Makhubo

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