Masondo 'proud of his achievements'

2011-05-09 08:37

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.

Successor

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 boss.

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 Alliance-led Midvaal.

- SAPA
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