'Not my friends' - Mashaba on his committee

Joburg mayor says team is made up of the best individuals to take the City forward

'Not my friends' - Mashaba on his committee

26 August 2016

Johannesburg - The members of Johannesburg’s newly-appointed mayoral committee are not Mayor Herman Mashaba’s friends, he said on Friday.

“These people before me are not my friends. They are the best team to take the city of Johannesburg forward,” Mashaba told reporters at the Johannesburg Theatre.

Mashaba, who was celebrating his 57th birthday, was sworn in by Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo before delivering a short speech. He then named his committee.

Much thought had gone into assembling the 10-member team and political considerations were also a factor. The individuals he had chosen possessed an abundance of skills and knowledge. They included three doctors, a professor, and a community activist in a racially and gender diverse group, he said.

All are from the Democratic Alliance, except for transport and housing, who are Inkatha Freedom Party members.

They are:Housing: Mzobanzi NtuliTransport Nonhlanhla: Helen MakhubaEconomic Development: Sharon PeetzEnvironment and Infrastructure Services: Anthony StillDevelopment planning: Funzela NgubeniCommunity Development: Nonhlanhla SifumbaHealth and Social Development: Mpho PhalatsePublic Safety: Michael SonFinance: Rabelani DagadaCorporate and Shared Services: Valencia Khumalo.

This article first appeared on News24, see here