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MEC Mazibuko apologises

Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko, has apologised to the people of Gauteng following a widely circulated audio recording concerning a meeting she held with senior managers on 15 February 2019.

After deep personal reflections, I want to unreservedly apologise for the tone and improper language I used towards my Head of Department (HOD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

I'm a firm believer of women empowerment, irrespective of race and sexual orientation, because women under Apartheid suffered what we came to understand as triple oppression.

I will continue to work hard to build a non-racial and non-sexist society. These are the ideals I will continue to champion and uphold whether in government or elsewhere as an ordinary member of society, said the MEC in a statement on Thursday issued by the Gauteng Provincial Government.

She further apologised to Gauteng Premier David Makhura and her colleagues in the provincial Cabinet for the harm caused.

I am willing to subject myself to whatever appropriate sanction to be imposed on me by Premier Makhura and my organisation, the ANC, said Mazibuko in the statement.

Source: South African Government News Agency

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