Addressing the launch of the anti-corruption movement in Joburg this week, Mashaba said the ANC administration he helped kick out of power in the municipality in 2016, harmed black talent.
But ANC Joburg councillor and the party’s regional spokesperson Jolidee Matongo told Independent Media that Mashaba and his DA-led coalition administration had been purging senior managers since he came into office.
“He is giving the impression that these were ANC deployees who are sabotaging his administration,” Matongo said, adding that these were qualified people.
Mashaba yesterday said the dismissed professionals were corrupt ANC deployees. He reiterated his view that the ANC compromised black talent and that it was painful for him as a concerned black South African to lose talented black professionals.