- A video surfaced online this week social Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams dancing next to a fancy BMW
- South Africans were not impressed with the 'flashy' minister and dragged her online
- However, Ndabeni-Abrahams has now responded to the clip, adding it was 'old and malicious'
Suspended Communications and Digital Technologies minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is not having people drag her name through the mud.
The minister responded to a video that went viral showing her dancing next to a BMW which appears to be new without number plates.
Briefly.co.za reported on Wednesday South Africans were not happy about the video, slamming Ndabeni-Abrahams for showing off while the country is going through a difficult time.
She has now set the record straight, revealing the video is old, dating back to last year following the general elections in May, The Sowetan reported.
The minister's spokesperson Mish Molakeng told News24 that the video was shared online without the facts being established.
Taking to Twitter, Ndabeni-Abrahams also shared the statement, adding that she's at home and the car dealerships are closed during lockdown - which proves the clip is old.
The statement read:
“It is malicious and mischievous to portray me as a person with no remorse and insensitively displaying opulence at the face of the poor. I humbly call on all involved — whether in raising their opinions or circulating it — to avoid the temptation of sensationalism without first verifying the facts.”
Take a look at her statement below:
Ndabeni-Abrahams has faced a lot of heat recently. Previously, she was dragged after a photo was shared online revealed she had violated the lockdown regulations.
The incident led to President Cyril Ramaphosa suspending her for two months - one of which would be unpaid.
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