Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
Premium Journalist
5 minute read
25 Aug 2021
8:40 am

Mayor Matongo wants to clean up Joburg’s streets and governance

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Matongo wants to clean up the filth literally and figuratively, with plans to clean up the city and deal with outstanding corruption matters.

Joburg mayor Jolidee Matongo. Picture: Twitter

It's been just over two weeks since Johannesburg Mayor, Jolidee Matongo was elected into office, and though his reign is somewhat temporary in nature with the approaching local government elections, Matongo wants to hand over a cleaner and better run city to the next administration. He has his work cut out for him, as he has a lot of dirt to clean up, literally and figuratively. Not only has he undertaken to finalise numerous outstanding Covid-19 corruption matters casting a dark cloud over the city, he also wants to ensure the streets are no longer lined in filth. "We have...