Johannesburg - Outgoing Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo is proud of the
city's accomplishments in the last ten years, he said on Monday.
"I feel it has been ten years of hard work. Overall, we have been
fairly successful," Masondo said at Johannesburg's Park Station while
campaigning for the ANC.
"We've changed the skyline in Soweto," he said.
The mayor is particularly proud of the work done in Soweto, listing the
tarring of roads among his administration's accomplishments there.
Masondo came under fire earlier this year when the City of Johannesburg was
hit by a billing crisis.
He was campaigning for the ANC at the station, where President Jacob Zuma
was also expected to campaign.
Masondo was mum on what he would be doing next after his ten-year term at
Johannesburg's helm concludes after the local elections.
"I guess I'll always be available to supplement the work that's being
carried through. I will do whatever I am called upon to do," he said.
His successor is reportedly expected to be Parks Tau, the city's finance
Masondo and the ANC's Gauteng leadership handed out pamphlets and spoke to
commuters about their problems and concerns ahead of the poll next week.
The leaders were mainly addressing voter apathy and urging people to turn up
at the elections and make their mark.
ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile expressed confidence that the ANC
would win all Gauteng municipalities including the hotly contested Democratic