‘Ten years of hard work’ ends for masondo

2011-05-09 07:20

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 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 was hit by a billing crisis.

He was campaigning for the ANC at the station where President Jacob Zuma was expected to arrive shortly.

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 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, in the main addressing voter apathy, and urging people to turn up at the elections and make their mark.

ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile expressed confidence that the ANC would win all Gauteng municipalities including the hotly contested Democratic Alliance-led Midvaal.

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