Mashaba is saying some very sensible things

Mashaba is saying some very sensible things

Herman Mashaba addresses the media at a press conference at the Johannesburg city council, 21 October 2019. Mashaba announced his resignation, effective on November 27. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

Among others, he believes citizens should elect individuals to government and legislative posts … individuals who would have to justify their salaries.

Herman Mashaba is probably finding that it’s lonely out there on your own in the world of politics and without a brand like the Democratic Alliance (DA) backing you. He’s been holding plenty of meetings, both in South Africa and abroad, pushing his vision for a new political deal, though the gatherings seldom attract many people. He’s also hooked up with fellow DA refugee and former party leader Mmusi Maimane and, while they share similar ideals, they’re yet to confirm a formal political marriage. Knowing how to play the media from his time in office in Joburg, Mashaba has been...




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