Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
11 Aug 2020
4:42 am

ANC to ‘sacrifice’ some to save Joburg’s Makhubo – political analyst

Eric Naki

Rural bosses sacrificed to save the City of Johannesburg mayor, Geoff Makhubo.

Picture: Gallo Images / Thapelo Maphakela

With no prosecuting of the alleged instigators of the VBS Mutual Bank looting and them even allowed to return to work by the ANC headquarters Luthuli House, the ruling party appears have gone for the low-hanging fruit from rural Gauteng municipalities. The ANC has to sacrifice some and retain Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo because it feared losing the city again to the opposition, according to a political analyst. Dirk Kotze said if the ANC removed Makhubo, it wouldn’t have a better candidate to contest a DA-EFF force waiting in the wings to grab power. Boyce Maneli, chair of the portfolio...