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Faith Mazibuko apologises

Date: Mar 15, 2019

MEC Faith Mazibuko apologises for comments in leaked audio clip

Gauteng sport, arts and culture MEC Faith Mazibuko has apologised for her rant to senior management in her department after an audio with racist remarks shocked the country.

In an official apology released by her department, Mazibuko said she regrets her conduct.

“I, Faith Mazibuko, member of the executive [MEC] responsible for sport, arts, culture and recreation in Gauteng profusely apologise to the people of Gauteng as a result of the widely circulated audio recording of myself concerning a meeting I held with senior managers on February 15, 2019.

"After deep personal reflections, I want to unreservedly apologise for the tone and improper language I used towards my head of department and chief financial officer. I humble myself and apologise to premier [David] Makhura and my 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.

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