The Democratic Alliance has put forward businessman and Black Like Me founder Herman Mashaba to run as its Johannesburg mayoral candidate.
John Robbie on Monday spoke to DA leader Mmusi Maimane about the party’s plans for the upcoming municipal elections and the thinking behind Mashaba's candidacy.
It's important for us to put [forward] someone with a business background who will make sure that the city runs like an efficient business, that is able to deliver as an economic hub and absorb as many people into the job sector as possible.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
The public service is not a golden watch for long-standing political career or 'comradeship'. It would be completely wrong to select someone on the basis that they have been in the party a long time.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
Listen to the conversation below:
Below is some listener reaction to the interview:
@702JohnRobbie Great q's to MM: If HM wins, will the DA change their policy? Big business will support HM, but is concerned about DA— Andries Brink (@andriesbrink) January 18, 2016
@702JohnRobbie @MmusiMaimane in my opinion brilliant interview this morning eloquent and informative..— NOT YET UHURU. (@terrencemgxamza) January 18, 2016
@702JohnRobbie Sone tough real journo questions to Musi #Well done— The D (@showponypromos) January 18, 2016