An affordable housing project aimed at Johannesburg's poorest residents will only be made available to those confirmed to be South African citizens, Mayor Herman Mashaba has said. This comes after Mashaba was accused of xenophobia when he made a citizens arrest of a hawker selling cow heads through central Johannesburg and linked it to the importation of Ebola.
Johannesburg Mayor Launches Affordable Housing, but Not for Foreigners
Daily Maverick, 20 November 2018
City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba launched a new social housing project in Turffontein on Tuesday, again sending a message to foreigners that they are not welcome. Read more »
Left: The controversial tweet by Herman Mashaba. Top-right: Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. Bottom-right: Johannesburg skyline.
Mashaba Orders Audit to Establish Legal Status of Those Occupying City Property
News24Wire, 20 November 2018
City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he has ordered an audit into the legal status of those occupying City properties. Read more »
Mashaba Apologises for 'Ebolas' Remark but Not for Protecting Residents
News24Wire, 14 November 2018
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has apologised for the "ebolas" comment he made on social media earlier this week when he arrested an informal trader selling cow heads. Read more »
EFF Slams Herman Mashaba for Citizen's Arrest of Man Selling Cow Heads
The EFF has slammed Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba over the arrest of informal traders in that city. Read more »
Joburg Mayor Mashaba Accused of Xenophobia Over 'Ebolas' Remark
News24Wire, 13 November 2018
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is at the centre of a Twitter controversy after a tweet accusing some people of bringing "ebolas" into the country was perceived as xenophobic. Read more »
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