Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has denied the "unfounded" and "libellous" allegations that he made sexist remarks against women in the city. A group of women marched to his office on Thursday demanding he apologise after local media quoted him saying: "The days when they [ANC administration] allowed their girlfriends to run state institutions are over." "Those allegations are unfounded and unsupported, in fact they are libellous. Mayor Mashaba’s lawyers have demanded that certain individuals who started these allegations some time ago produce proof of what they are alleging or face legal consequences," said Mashaba’s spokesman, Gabu Tugwana. Tugwana said he was not at liberty to reveal who the individuals were but that they were high-ranking officials. He said Mashaba was the only mayor with 50% women and 50% men in his mayoral committee. Earlier on Thursday a group called the #SexismMustFall Women’s Group issued a statement saying Mashaba’s statements were poisonous and threaten...
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