Covid-19 lockdown party sees ANC councillor arrested, suspended

Covid-19 lockdown party sees ANC councillor arrested, suspended

- A Limpopo ANC councillor partied her way to suspension and having her salary docked

- A video exposing the politician hosting a party, booze included, had gone viral

- Tebogo Mamarobela will now question the wisdom of her actions in lockdown with the rest of Mzansi

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ANC Limpopo councillor Tebogo Mamarobela has found herself in hot water after a video of her partying hard with friends went viral.

The Citizen reported that the Democratic Alliance had laid criminal charges against the Vhembe councillor after Mamarobela was exposed.

The video showed the politician enjoying herself with a bottle of champagne in hand surrounded by her guests, a clear violation of the current lockdown laws.

IOL reports that action has been taken against Mamarobela, with her salary docked and suspension put in place.

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The councillor had been reportedly arrested and subsequently released on R1 000 bail and is expected to appear in court on Friday.

ANC Limpopo spokesperson and regional secretary Anderson Mudunungu has condemned the behaviour, revealing that Mamarobela has been asked to recuse herself from her post.

A public apology has been ordered, with the councillor replaced and reported to the ethics committee.

Briefly.co.za reported that Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams had faced immense public criticism for a similar transgression.

Ndabeni-Abrahams had been the centre of controversy when a picture of her enjoying lunch at Mduduzi Manana's house went viral.

President Cyril Ramaphosa had called for an emergency meeting with the minister, refusing to accept her excuses over the incident and placing her on two months suspension, one of which will be unpaid.

Ndabeni-Abrahams had asked for both the president and the nation's forgiveness in a public apology where she admitted that she had crossed the line.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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