Tuesday, 19 November 2019 18:02

MMC for Finance Funzela Ngobeni has been announced as the Democratic Alliance's mayoral candidate for Johannesburg when Herman Mashaba leaves the post at the end of November.

This follows the resignation of Herman Mashaba in October.

DA Gauteng leader John Moodey said that the party had been through a rigorous selection process before nominating Ngobeni. He said he was confident that the MMC would continue the “good work” done by Mashaba should he be elected mayor next Thursday.

Ngobeni has been finance MMC since January 2018 and has also served as leader of executive business in the council. Before that, he was a long-serving councillor in the city, Moodey said.

The support of the EFF in Johannesburg will be critical for the DA’s continued governance of the metro together with its coalition partners. 

In July, EFF leader Julius Malema said his party would no longer vote with the DA or the ANC in all municipalities in SA, including Johannesburg.

The DA-led coalition took over the running of the metro following the 2016 local government elections.