The leader of the DA caucus within the Johannesburg council, Herman Mashaba, says the party has smoothed out its variations with the EFF.

The Eff is predicted to vote in favour of Mashaba as mayor of the town during proceedings on Monday.

“I am hopeful I will emerge as mayor after this meeting,” Mashaba said.

Last week, the EFF voiced its reservations regarding Mashaba, at the start speech it’d solely support the DA in its bid for power within the city on condition that Mashaba wasn’t its choice for mayor. The party has since conceded, claiming Mashaba wasn’t its preferred candidate, however that there was nothing it might do if the DA wished to put him forward.

Mashaba said he had reached a compromise with the EFF.

“The EFF knows I started off as a humble black business man and they know I will prioritise poor communities,” he said.

– News24