Alex shutdown: Mashaba hits back at ANC

File: Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.

File: Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.


JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has accused the ANC of launching a disinformation campaign ahead of the elections.

He's hit back at the ANC over the shutdown in Alex on Wednesday.

In a strongly-worded statement, Mashaba's accused the governing party of playing politics.

READ: Alex residents vow total shutdown over service delivery failures

ANC Elections Head, Fikile Mbalula, earlier tweeted that Mashaba has failed the people of Alexandra.

But the DA mayor says the ANC has done little to help the community, and hasn't accounted for R1,7-billion set aside for a renewal project.

READ: Situation tense in Alexandra as protest continues

He says Joburg City authorities have planned a number of projects for the township.

Mbalula's criticised Mashaba for not personally visiting Alex and says South Africans deserve better.


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