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.
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.