Black Like Me founder wants to be Joburg mayor

2015-12-10 15:13
(File: DA)

(File: DA)

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Johannesburg - Black Like Me founder Herman Mashaba has announced he would make himself available as a nominee for the position of DA Johannesburg mayoral candidate.

"For too long I have watched from the side-lines at how corrupt and self-serving [ANC] politicians have mismanaged Johannesburg — Africa’s most vibrant economic powerhouse," he said in a short statement.

"I believe it is time hard-working and honest people make themselves available for public service."

Mashaba said he was prepared to put in 100% of his effort to be the official opposition's Johannesburg mayoral candidate.

"It is my hope the city will once again be the beacon of light for the whole of Africa and a safe haven for its own citizens."

It was not clear who else would put in their names for the position.

Earlier this year, Mashaba came out publicly to endorse Mmusi Maimane to lead the DA, saying it came at a time when leadership in the country was lacking.

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