He's in it to win it

By Drum Digital
30 May 2016

Black Like Me mogul Herman Mashaba shares his thoughts on becoming a DA mayor, making Joburg great again and family

By Aphiwe Boyce

We're off to visit a multi-millionaire.

A gargantuan computerised gateway greets us at the security estate in Atholl, Sandton. But after a quick chat with a guard via the intercom, the gate slowly draws open and we proceed down a leafy green drive to a luxurious white property.

We pull up into the driveway of the famous entrepreneur, and the man himself meets us cheerily in the doorway.

“Hello, gentlemen,” Herman Mashaba says, as he ushers us into his home. The décor is white and cream, and we’re immediately struck by its neatness. We’re tempted to remove our shoes, but the business guru quickly offers us seats.

Chilling on the huge creamcoloured chaise longue and drinking his favourite rooibos tea, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Johannesburg mayoral

candidate concedes he has taken on a tough task.

The straight-talking Mashaba (56) wastes no time laying the blame on the ANC and Johannesburg’s mayor, Parks Tau, for failing to fulfill its pledges.

Read more in the 02 June issue of DRUM.

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