LIVE: Mayor Mashaba - Corruption is public enemy number 1

2016-08-22 17:33

The City of Johannesburg is holding its inaugural council meeting, with councillors having been sworn in. Follow the live updates here.

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22 Aug 21:38
Mashaba looks forward to working with EFF, he tells eNCA. He says council workers in Joburg needn't worry about their jobs - as long as their work is up to scratch.

22 Aug 21:28
The council meeting has now adjourned.

22 Aug 21:28
The council meeting has now adjourned.

22 Aug 21:26
Mayor Mashaba takes to the podium. He thanks all those around them.

22 Aug 21:25
That wasn't Mashaba's inaugural speech. He felt it inappropriate given the death of ANC Councillor Mthembu.

22 Aug 21:21
Corruption is public enemy number 1 in this city - Mashaba

22 Aug 21:20
Let me not subject you to a long speech, Mashaba says. We're going to bring change that will create jobs. We need to address 1 in 3 who don't have jobs. Our govt needs to create enabling environment. Small businesses, you will be my biggest friends. 

22 Aug 21:18
Mashaba sends condolences over loss of ANC councillor Nonhlanhla Mthembu.

22 Aug 21:17
Mayor Mashaba takes to the podium. He thanks all those around them.

22 Aug 21:09

BREAKING: Herman Mashaba announced as new mayor of the City of Johannesburg.

Votes for Tau - 125

Votes for Mashaba - 144


22 Aug 21:08
Chief whip: Kevin Wax of the DA wins it. 

22 Aug 21:07
269 valid votes cast. None spoilt. Elections were free and fair, says IEC. 

22 Aug 21:07
And now...

22 Aug 21:05
Speaker Da Gama about to make announcement. Councillors take their seats.

22 Aug 20:59
Yes, we're still waiting for the official announcement.

22 Aug 20:57
Da Gama says they still waiting for all results so they can announce chief whip and mayor all in one go.

22 Aug 20:55
Looks as if counting is still continuing.

22 Aug 20:53
Speaker Da Gama asks members to take their seats. Singing continues.

22 Aug 20:49

22 Aug 20:48

Meanwhile, the ANC has released a statement on the death of its councillor fondly known as the 'Black Diamond'. Read below:

ANC Gauteng mourns the passing of Clr Nonhlanhla Mthembu  

The ANC in Gauteng is deeply saddened by the sudden passing on of our comrade Nonhlanhla Mthembu, fondly known as Black Diamond and Stompi. She collapsed during the City of Joburg’s inaugural council meeting held earlier today to elect Johannesburg Mayor, Speaker and Chief whip - following the 2016 Local Government Elections held earlier this month.   

Ms Mthembu who recently celebrated her 50th birthday was an activist at heart, and a longstanding member of the ANC. She had devoted her life to serving her community. She was a Johannesburg councilor in the 2011 - 2016 term of office, and was re-elected to serve for another five years.   

The cause of her death is not yet known.   We send our deepest condolences to Cde Mthembu’s family, friends, comrades and colleagues. May her soul rest in eternal peace.  


22 Aug 20:47
Whoa. Tensions rising in the house. Police officers  break the scuffle apart.

22 Aug 20:45
Da Gama says they still waiting for all results so they can announce chief whip and mayor all in one go.

22 Aug 20:42
Mashaba walking around shaking hands.

22 Aug 20:41
Councillors start taking their seats whilst singing and whistling carries on.

22 Aug 20:39
Speaker Da Gama asks members to take their seats. Singing continues.

22 Aug 20:37
Whoops, cheers, celebratory singing as a beaming Herman Mashaba held aloft by comrades. BUT, no official announcement yet!

22 Aug 20:36
EFF and DA members singing heartily, though results haven't been announced yet.

22 Aug 20:16
Voting is now complete for the mayor and chief whip positions in the Joburg council. Counting is set to start.

22 Aug 20:14
Voting is said to be near completion in Joburg... We eagerly await.

22 Aug 19:43
Tshidi Madia explains why ANC councillors are leaving after voting: Their colleague passed on during the sitting. Council agreed they can vote and go.

22 Aug 19:36

22 Aug 19:17
Voting for both Chief Whip and Mayor gets underway at Joburg council meeting. 269 councillors will be casting their votes.

22 Aug 18:55
Nominations for Chief Whip are DA nomination Kevin Wax and for the ANC it is Solomon Mogase.

22 Aug 18:51

22 Aug 18:49
Condolences from councillors to the ANC for the sudden loss of their member.

22 Aug 18:39
"We've had a tragedy in the African National Congress," ANC councillor Jeff Makhubo tells council, voice hoarse.

22 Aug 18:39

22 Aug 18:39

22 Aug 18:12
Reports of interesting developments here at the council sitting. Hearing that the councillor who fell ill has died, News24's Tshidi Madia has tweeted. Waiting for confirmation. 

22 Aug 18:05
Singing, cheering continuing in the chamber. Proceedings haven't re-started yet.

22 Aug 18:04
Reports of interesting developments here at the council sitting. Hearing that the councilor who fell ill has died, News24's Tshidi Madia has tweeted. Waiting for confirmation. 

22 Aug 18:01
Da Gama calling party leaders for a meeting in the foyer outside for ten minutes, it may be for a very serious matter...

22 Aug 17:59
We're coming up to 20 minutes for the 10 minute caucus for the ANC.

22 Aug 17:41
The ANC gets a 10 minute caucus.

22 Aug 17:36
EFF member objects to adjournment. He says some of them haven't eaten and are "suffering from illnesses". Maybe the food was finished by the time he reached the front of the buffet line.

22 Aug 17:34
ANC councillor asks for an adjournment. Due to collapsed member. Da Gama grants request. BUT now there's an objection.

22 Aug 17:32

22 Aug 17:31
It's just the two nominations.

22 Aug 17:29
Mashaba accepts nomination. Cheers all round.

22 Aug 17:28
Herman Mashaba nominated as executive mayor by the DA of Joburg.

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