Johannesburg - The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg wasted the public's time when it withdrew its petty and frivolous "motion of no confidence" against Mayor Herman Mashaba at the last minute, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said in a statement.
On Thursday, the ANC withdrawn the motion of no confidence it has brought against Mashaba.
DA national spokesperson Solly Malatsi said: "It is clear that the ANC woke up to the sudden realisation that they did not have the necessary support for the motion to succeed and resorted to withdrawing it in order to spare themselves the humiliation of losing the vote.
"The DA is pleased that the ANC’s political gimmick to once again get their hands on the keys to the City’s coffers has failed.
"This motion clearly had nothing to do with the Mayor’s leadership, it was merely an attempt by the ANC to pursue its narrow political agenda to destroy the positive work of Johannesburg’s multi-party administration at the expense of residents."