Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
24 May 2021
6:03 am

White voters, cleaners and security guards Mashaba’s most likely supporters

Rorisang Kgosana

While chances of him winning outright were slim in Johannesburg and Tshwane, he could claim a slice in the election space.

Action SA leader Herman Mashaba campaings in Kliptown, Soweto, 27 April 2021, as South Africans celebrate Freedom Day. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last week that local government ecltions will take place on 27 October. Picture: Michel Bega

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba could disrupt voter choice in Gauteng and sneak in through the back door, with his biggest gain possibly coming from white voters, cleaners and security guards, said political analysts. Mashaba’s campaign for the local government election had picked up the pace with his party meeting with the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa at the weekend to discuss his party’s vision for the province. According to ActionSA, this was the first time a new political party has had an opportunity to address traditional leaders. Mashaba, who resigned as Joburg mayor and from the Democratic Alliance...