Masina: Debate live and not hide behind Luthuli House


I personally challenge ANC Mayoral Candidate for Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, to a live television interview – where he can prove his mettle first hand, instead of being drip-fed answers by Luthuli House.

On Sunday night, Masina was supposed to appear live on Power FM to debate me as the ANC’s Mayoral Candidate in Ekurhuleni. Instead, he cancelled and took the interview over the phone.

Whilst I was prepared for a live debate – to furnish listeners with what the future of Ekurhuleni will look like under the DA, Masina had to be scripted over the phone by Luthui House staff, in a poor attempt to refute me.

As is typical of Masina’s character, when he could not challenge the facts presented to him, he unleashed a personal tirade against me.

Masina is known for using profanities against fellow Members of Parliament. He has been quoted as referring to former Deputy Health Minister, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, as a “Hoe”.

It is quite possible that the ANC are afraid to allow Masina to speak for himself, because they know his short temper and bad mouth will cost them votes.

If the ANC are confident in Masina as a candidate, they will allow him to debate me live, if not – it further reiterates that he is a Zuma deployee with little concern for the residents of Ekurhuleni.


Ghaleb Cachalia

DA Mayoral Candidate for Ekurhuleni