- The MEC for Health in the Eastern Cape has responded to the viral flatulence video
- Sindiswa Gomba's spokesperson claimed she did not let one rip on live television
- According to her, the video was edited to make it seem like she broke wind
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Sindiswa Gomba has gone viral for a smelly reason on Monday but the Health MEC is pleading innocence.
A video clip has gone viral of Sindiswa Gomba speaking to a SABC reporter.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Gomba said, "I’m sorry about that," shortly after a sound was heard resembling that of a fart.
However, Gomba's spokesperson, Sizwe Kupelo, has now set the record straight on her behalf.
Kupelo was quoted by HeraldLive saying:
"“The MEC had to apologise for making a verbal mistake in a fluffed word to which some bored people then edited a sound as if she was apologising for farting."
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It's not the first time Gomba was painted in a bad light. Previously, a video was doctored to show Gomba allegedly complaining that her province not getting white Cuban doctors, The Citizen reported.
However, Kupelo said it was once again the work of a "bored" and "creative" social media users.
“In actual fact, she apologised to the premier because the doctors were not dressed for the occasion and were then given white coats. Some bored and creative social media gurus manipulated the video to suit their misconstrued views," Kupelo added.
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