JOHANNESBURG - Former Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has come out guns blazing against his successor Geoff Makhubo.
He says the mayor's accusations that he is responsible for land invasions in Fleurhof are baseless.
"I think it is very unfortunate for Mayor Makhubo to make such allegations or statements. I am sure South Africans are not stupid enough to know that when we took over the City of Johannesburg, there were already informal settlements," he said.
Makhubo says Mashaba allowed the illegal invasions during his tenure as the mayor.
There has been a standoff between evicted residents in the area and the Red Ants.
Dozens were evicted for illegally occupying a government housing project.