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...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now