Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba’s personal legal team was on Friday due to write to the ANC to demand a public apology "for the lies they peddled outside the office of the public protector" on Thursday. The ANC in Johannesburg handed a memorandum to the office of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, asking her to investigate alleged mismanagement and maladministration in the city. Mashaba said if the ANC did not hold a press conference within the next seven days to issue a public apology, he would institute legal action against them. "In the process of peddling lies on the steps of the public protector’s office yesterday, the ANC has continued in their pattern of defaming the City of Johannesburg, and the names of both myself and my family. This will not be tolerated, and residents of our city can find comfort in the knowledge that we having nothing to hide. Our multiparty government operates openly and honestly with its residents. This is precisely why I will take the ANC to ...

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