Opposition parties had made it clear that they would not accept the new mayor and they had wanted parliament to elect a new leader.
This quickly spread to other platforms.
There is a social media furore after it was unearthed that the new Johannesburg mayor, Jolidee Matongo is the son of a Zimbabwean migrant.
Matongo himself did not hide it and he disclosed it during his acceptance speech. He said he is the son of a Zimbabwean migrant.
City of Joburg speaker Nonceba Molwele was quick to difuse the bomb saying while it was clear that Matongo is the son of a Zimbabwean, he was born and bred in Soweto.
"He is born of a migrant. His dad was a legal migrant. It is important because there’s a perception that the executive mayor is not a citizen.
“I want to put it into perspective that the executive mayor was born and brought up in the country – in Soweto, to be precise," Molwele said.
In his speech, Matongo said no favour would not favour migrants saying all foreigners who had valid documentation would enjoy their stay in South Africa under his watch.
Source: The Star Early Edition Wed, 11 Aug 2021
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