According to Sanco, the move by the city is nothing but a “purge of black professionals” it claims were hired permanently on merit, not because of political allegiance.
Sanco said it would embark on “mass action” on one of the city’ busiest roads — Beyers Naudé — on March 25 to put pressure on Phalatse by bringing the city to a standstill.
Should this not yield the intended objectives, said Sanco leaders, Phalatse will have Sanco members occupying every venue where she is due to make an address.
Furthermore, the civic organisation would lobby its bedfellows in council, ANC councillors, to ensure that Phalatse has no peace when making speeches within the Johannesburg council chambers.
“Being on the ground and meeting our structures also means we will be issuing an instruction that wherever this mayor goes, she must be followed by our structures and she must never address any resident in the city,” said Sanco Johannesburg regional spokesperson Simphiwe Hlafa.