National 25.8.2016 11:57 am

I won’t tolerate corruption, Mashaba tells city employees

Democratic Alliance; leader Mmusi Maimane, Herman Mashaba, John Moodey and Solly Msimanga campaign in Diepkloof on April 06, 2016 in Soweto, South Africa | Gallo Images

Democratic Alliance; leader Mmusi Maimane, Herman Mashaba, John Moodey and Solly Msimanga campaign in Diepkloof on April 06, 2016 in Soweto, South Africa | Gallo Images

A terse letter penned by new Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba to metro’s employees has outlined his strict stance on corruption.

A day after becoming the first citizen of Johannesburg, Mashaba has told his employees he would not tolerate corruption of any kind, promising to crack the whip on slack performances and unprofessionalism.

“Those intent on being corrupt must make way for the professionals among us who have answered the call to serve. My expectation of you is that you will strive to reach even higher levels of professionalism in serving our people,” Mashaba stated.

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According to The Sowetan, Mashaba confirmed the letter, adding he wanted people to put their work first and not their allegiance to political parties. Mashaba said people would not be fired as yet – but a skills audit would be done to see if their qualifications and skills fit their job descriptions.

Those found lacking would be moved to other departments or trained, Mashaba added.

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