Team Joburg ready tackle joblessness‚ corruption: Mashaba

DA's Herman Mashaba celebrating his victory after being elected as the new Mayor of Johannesburg. Photo Thulani Mbele. 22/08/2016
DA's Herman Mashaba celebrating his victory after being elected as the new Mayor of Johannesburg. Photo Thulani Mbele. 22/08/2016

Newly elected mayor of the City of Joburg Herman Mashaba is mindful of the daunting task that lies ahead.

Mashaba‚ who was introducing members of his mayoral committee in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon‚ said as he was assembling a team who understood the challenges facing the city.

“Over 800 000 of our fellow residents are unemployed‚ they are out of school. The challenge before us is daunting. The team I will announce must be of committed people‚ ready to be civil servants with integrity and change the lives of our people‚ especially the poor who have been neglected for far too long.

“This team must create equal opportunities for all residents. It must create an environment which will make business invest to create jobs.”

Mashaba said he would translate the DA’s vision for jobs into reality and start dealing with corruption.

He said the team was made up of professionals and individuals with a deep love for the people.

 

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