Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Johannesburg region on Monday dismissed the upcoming motion of no confidence in Mayor Herman Mashaba, as nothing but a ploy by the ANC to regain control of ratepayers' money in the country's economic heartland.
The motion brought against Mashaba by the ANC will be debated in council on Thursday.
On Monday, Mashaba declined to comment, telling reporters at an event in Braamfontein: "I don't know the result for the motion of no confidence."
DA Johannesburg regional chairperson Tsepo Mhlongo said since the residents of Johannesburg have seen the ANC’s legacy of poor service delivery and corruption and begun to witness the change Mashaba is bringing, they are desperate to halt his progress.
"Under his leadership, the DA-led City of Johannesburg consistently delivers on its three broad election commitments of creating jobs, delivering quality services and rooting out corruption."