- In a leaked recording, the Gauteng Sports and Recreation MEC can be heard ordering employees to break the law in order to help the ANC win the election
- The department, however, denies that the MEC was literally encouraging staff to violate regulations
- It has since launched an investigation to find out who leaked the recording
A recording has surfaced which appears to show how Gauteng Sports and Recreation MEC, Faith Mazibuko, pressured her staff to violate regulations in order to help the ANC win the elections.
When her employees explain to Mazibuko in the recording that her instruction goes against tender processes, Mazibuko reportedly tells them to resign if they do not want to comply.
However, the department denies that Mazibuko pressured employees to violated these processes.
The department says Mazibuko did not literally mean that officials should break the law.
In the clip, Mazibuko instructed her employees to go to any lengths in order to make sure that five sporting facilities were built before the May elections.
Additionally, Mazibuko uses degrading language and makes racial comments, including telling certain staff members they should be grateful for their jobs considering of the colour of their skin.
The Gauteng Sports and Recreation Department has since launched an investigation into who leaked the recording, according to Eyewitness News.
A spokesperson for the department also defended the recording, saying it was confidential and was never meant to be heard by the public.
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