Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:52

The ANC withdraws its motion of no confidence against Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba and said they will table it again at the next Council sitting.

They wanted to remove Mashaba saying the city is in a poor financial state.

ANC Greater Johannesburg regional chairperson Geoff Makhubo,said the City of Joburg has only R2 billion in the bank, which comprises R950 million owed to residents, R1.4bn taken from the sinking funds and R200m in unspent grants.

But Mashaba has since hit back,saying the city’s liquidity had improved and that preliminary figures showed the municipality had ended the 2018/19 financial year in June with a cash balance of about R4.4bn, which was almost double the 2017/18 figure.

He described the ANC’s motion as “a political ploy designed to deflect attention from the number of cases of fraud and corruption involving the ANC that are being exposed by the multi-party government”.