Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has denied allegations that he coerced the city to give a donation of more than R11m to a nonprofit organisation in which he was previously involved.On Tuesday‚ the ANC in Johannesburg accused Mashaba of bringing in the Field Band Foundation (FBF) to provide services to the council valued at more than R11m.FBF is a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) that has provided more than 70‚000 children from broken families and child-headed households opportunities of expression through the arts, over the past 20 years.The opposition accused Mashaba of initiating funding for the FBF without any written proposal sent to the city by the foundation.Mashaba was the chairperson of FBF before becoming mayor."The FBF is a well-established NGO with support from the private-sector‚ and boasts a budget of R22m per annum‚ yet Mayor Mashaba has the audacity to initiate funding of over R11m from the ratepayers’ money to fund the FBF‚" the ANC charged.The ANC claims that du...

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