A war of words has erupted between former senior officials of the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba. This is after Mashaba on Tuesday sought to "set the record straight" after his comments on the weekly programme Carte Blanche about performance at the JRA. In 2017 the JRA faced upheaval when two of its most senior executives — MD Sean Phillips and head of infrastructure development Mpho Kau — resigned. Former company secretary Karen Mills was suspended after a protected disclosure to the city’s investigative unit led by Gen Shadrack Sibiya before settling with the JRA. Open letter to Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba The resignations and Mills’s suspension came barely five months after a new board was appointed in March 2017. Sipho Tshabalala, a Soweto businessman, is still the chairman. Phillips resigned after raising governance issues at the JRA and over differences with Tshabalala. On Tuesday Phillips said in response to Mashaba’s statement, th...

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