Mopani district municipality mayor, Nkakareng Rakgoale, has been caught out after a voice note has gone viral on social media. In the video, the mayor promises ANC members work opportunities in exchange for votes.
Nkakareng Rakgoale has betrayed herself, with a voice note she had intended for ANC members going viral on social media.
In this clip the Mopani mayor can be heard telling ANC branch members from her region not to sell their votes during the provincial list conference held in December 2018.
"Comrades you must vote for the people you know and know you so that when there are job opportunities we can offer you those because you voted for us. Vote for me because you know me and us so that we can become MECs and mayors so that we can go and occupy those parliamentary houses in Polokwane and Cape Town for your children to not suffer with accommodation when they apply to universities far from home," .
Rakgoale went on to say:
“Comrades, those are not our houses, they are yours and don't be afraid to call us for help."
A collegue in the region where the mayor works, who chose to remain anonymous, claims there is nothing wrong with the statement, saying:
"It is the nature of the ANC to mobilise members and reach a unison. This is an attempt to taint Rakgoale as corrupt and undeserving to be an MPL,"
Both Rakgoale and ANC spokesperson Donald Selamolela were not available for comment.
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