Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba has reflected on the successes of a DA-led government in the city. He delivered his opening address at the DA’s two-day national elective congress in Pretoria.
Mashaba has reiterated the party’s commitment to ensuring an improved quality of life for the poor. He expressed concern around the high levels of unemployment, a lack of economic opportunities for small businesses and a huge housing backlog in the city.
“Residents in Jozi have waited far too long to receive basic services needed for a life of dignity. So we are spending 50 million rands in bringing in electricity to Slovo Park inflormal settlement and democrats work is underway to upgrade 51 more informal settlements for the next three years. We will turn the inner city of Joburg into a place of low-cost affordable housing and small business for our residents.”
[Watch] Herman Mashaba at 2018 DA Federal congress
[Watch] DA ELECTIVE CONGRESS, PRETORIA: 07 APRIL 2018
Mashaba says he has already recovered R17 billion that was lost to corruption. He says money that was used by previous ANC mayor, Parks Tau is now used to keep clinics open 24/7 #DACongress2018 #Sabcnews pic.twitter.com/paUPurs57g
— Mamaponya Motsai (@mamaponyamotsai) April 7, 2018