MEC Mazibuko Apologises for Insulting Chicken Feet Remark, Mzansi Not Impressed

MEC Mazibuko Apologises for Insulting Chicken Feet Remark, Mzansi Not Impressed

- MEC Faith Mazibuko has gone viral on social media after making some very offensive remarks about eating chicken feet

- The politician has suggested she'd only ever eat the braaied meat for voter approval

- Mzansi was definitely not impressed and took to the comments section to share their thoughts

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MEC Faith Mazibuko has left many South Africans highly offended after making a few unsavoury remarks about eating chicken feet, a common South African delicacy. In a clip that has since gone viral on social media, the politician suggested she only ate the feet in the hopes of voter approval.

MEC Mazibuko Apologises for Insulting Chicken Feet Remark, Mzansi Not Impressed
The MEC has apologized for her insulting remarks. Images: @samkelemaseko/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Twitter user @samkelemaseko first shared the disturbing clip. It's clear the MEC and her colleague have spent the day campaigning in a Joburg township, still all dressed in the ANC merchandise.

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The two women eat their chicken feet while a child looks on, but the MEC disturbingly remarks:

"For the sake of the vote, sivale istolo sawathenga wonke amaninqina (we closed down the store and bought all the chicken feet), sold out!”
“Manqinas (the chicken feet) are sold out, local economy! Bayayazi bavotela uANC (they know they are voting for the ANC),” Mazibuko says in the video.

Braaied chicken feet are a common source of protein in Mzansi and sold right through the nations informal settlements. South Africans were definitely offended by Mazibuko's words and took to the comments section to share their thoughts:

@posh_khumalo said:

"This beyond disgusting, to top it worse ngoMama aba, batya bambi komntana."

@dramadelinquent said:

"The ANC in a nutshell basically. They'll eat while others don't"

@PutSAns_1st felt for the small in the clip:

"Find me this boy I wanna buy him, they couldn't even see that he might be hungrier than them."

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@MasekoValencia said:

"Sies these grown women yeer"

@African_Spring said:

"For the sake of the vote, meaning if it weren't for the election they would never eat chicken feet"

The MEC has since apologised for her comments.

"There is a video circulating on social media where I am eating chicken feet during a door-to-door yesterday. It is known that wherever I go, I buy food in the community to support the local economy. Fat [cakes] are my favourite. But I decided to apologise because there were things said [on the video] that may not sit well with people.
“The aim was to buy something to eat because we were hungry and also wanted to support local businesses. It was not vote buying. I apologise sincerely,” wrote Mazibuko

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In some more ANC related news, Briefly News previously reported that KwaZulu-Natal premier, Sihle Zikalala has come out in full support of former president Jacob Zuma. He said that Zuma would not be alone and that the ANC in KZN is prepared to stand behind Zuma.

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The former president enjoyed the support of many ANC members as he faces corruption charges. According to eNCA, Zikalala promised to support Zuma when he goes to trial after his appearance was postponed to later in May.

SABC reported that embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule also voiced his support for Zuma. Magashule has been suspended from the ANC following his refusal to step aside while facing criminal charges.

Magashule was adamant that he would not be banned and promised not to leave the ruling party. He maintained that he would die within the ANC.

Magashule also said that he would mobilise the nation, not just ANC members in support of the former president.

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