Mashaba distances himself from illegal multimillion – rand fire engine contract

Former Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has distanced himself from an illegal multimillion-rand fire engine contract, saying his administration was trying to solve a life-threatening problem caused by the ANC.

The High Court in Johannesburg has found the City of Joburg’s ‘red fleet’ tender valued at over R500 million unlawful and constitutionally invalid.

In 2019, the city procured 92 specialised fire and rescue engines from TFM Industries through a deviation process.

The fire trucks, which were paid for in advance, were never delivered, putting the lives of Joburg residents at risk. It’s been a blaming game between Mashaba and current Mayor Geoff Makhubo on who should take responsibility for the irregular procurement of the fire trucks.