Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
3 Mar 2020
5:31 pm

Mashaba’s new political formation taking shape

Eric Naki

The former Johannesburg mayor believes his new formation will be a home for public servants who truly want to serve the public, and he has already snagged a big fish in the man who the DA wanted to replace him as mayor.

Herman Mashaba (left) and Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Twitter (@MmusiMaimane)

Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba positive about his political future, as he hopes to attract several political heavyweights to his newly established People's Dialogue. Mashaba said this after netting a political big fish in the former of Democratic Alliance  City of Johannesburg caucus leader, Funzela Ngobeni as well as former DA CEO Paul Boughey. Ngobeni's move to join Mashaba is a huge gain and a morale booster for the businessman-turned-politician.  He followed Boughey, who also resigned, in order to support Mashaba’s efforts. Ngobeni was MMC for Finance under Mashaba before the former mayor resigned from the DA to pursue a...