Johannesburg - The DA has come to the defence of its Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba who is facing a motion of no confidence from the ANC next week.
The party in Gauteng has launched an online petition called "Save Jozi Mayor” in which it accuses the ANC of wanting to return to loot the coffers of the economic hub.
“Since mayor Mashaba launched the Anti-Corruption Unit over two years ago, to uncover corrupt activities inherited from the ANC-led City of Johannesburg’s old office, 5 335 cases have been investigated, involving more than R24 billion in transactions,” reads the petition.
The ANC has accused Mashaba and his administration of reversing programmes of the previous ANC administration in a bid to make it look bad and of accusing it of corruption without providing tangible proof.
The party said Mashaba had also allowed the EFF to indirectly influence tenders where the red berets secured kickbacks.