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Tau vs Mashaba – the battle for Joburg mayor begins

22 August 2016 - 19:54 By Penwell Dlamini

The battle for the position of executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg has begun. The two candidates vying for the city’s top post are the ANC incumbent‚ Parks Tau‚ and the Democratic Alliance’s Herman Mashaba.Voting is scheduled to begin soon as the battle to decide who will run the country’s economic hub continues well into the afternoon.Just sworn-in Joburg ANC councillor collapses and diesOne of the new Johannesburg councillors who was sworn into office a few hours ago has died. Just after 5pm‚ the public gallery in the city hall was still packed with people singing in jubilation.After a long lunch served across the road‚ the new speaker of council Vasco Da Gama took assumed his new position to preside over the election of the executive mayor and chief whip of council. “It is my pleasure to thank councillor [Constance] Bapela for the dignified manner in which she held this position‚” said Da Gama commending his predecessor.TMG Digital..

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