Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba have rejected a media report that the City of Johannesburg was "cash-strapped" and "heading for a bailout", calling it false and a misrepresentation.
If Herman Mashaba's budget is rejected again, the City could be taken over by the provincial government.
The Johannesburg mayor on Wednesday delivered his state of the city address, in which he outlined progress on issues like housing, roads and investment.
Three children died when the wall of an abandoned warehouse in Johannesburg's inner city collapsed.
"I unashamedly support the Field Band Foundation in my personal capacity," said Johannesburg's mayor.
"The problem exists because it is not against the law to sell substandard material, even government buys substandard building materials."
This follows a forensic investigation initiated by Mashaba in 2017 into reports that accused Dagada of "undue influence and nepotism".
The City of Johannesburg has announced interim plans to deal with the damage to the southern and western parts of the city caused by a severe storm which took place on Saturday.
The EFF ultimately decided to vote with the DA, swaying the vote away from the ANC.
"We will not let them win."