- Social media slammed Faith Mazibuko over a leaked recording
- Several accused the MEC of racism, abusing staff and attempting to break the law
- Her story was trending online, with dozens of South Africans weighing in
Briefly.co.za recently shared the story about Gauteng MEC for Sports and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko, who has landed in hot water after a recording emerged in which she can be heard instructing employees to break the law.
The recording has since generated a massive response online.
Here's what Mzansi had to say about it.
On social media, there was a huge amount of condemnation leveled at Mazibuko.
One Twitter user, Tom Eaton, wrote, "Faith Mazibuko's the perfect embodiment of the ANC's idea of governance. I want what I want now, even if it's illegal, because I need to win elections."
Talkshow host, Eusebius Mckaiser, expressed a similar sentiment, tweeting that the recording was "proof again of the ANC not respecting the separation of party and state".
Another, Rorisang Tshabala, said: "The iissue shows that our problems are deeper than just politicians, they sit with us, the electorate." Tshabala added that, "If Helen Zille had been the one speaking to black staff in that way, opinions would certainly change."
For Raymond Suttner, the worst part of the Mazibuko recording was the "general disrespectful and intolerant tone towards her senior staff".
All in all, gathering from social media responses, the incident was not favourable for Mazibuko. With under two months until the next election, this is a headache that the ANC cannot afford.
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