- The controversy surrounding the Mpumalanga Premier who was spotted maskless at Jackson Mthembu's funeral continues
- A clip of Deputy President David Mabuza signalling to the Premier to wear her mask has surfaced
- Many feel that the politician should be placed under arrest for violating lockdown regulations
Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane's maskless appearance at Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's funeral continues to make headlines.
This time, a short clip revealing Deputy President David Mabuza signalling for the Premier to put her mask on is making waves.
While the Premier insists that she was only without her mask for a short period of time, by accident, many feel that the reasons behind the scandal were far more cosmetic.
Take a look at just a few responses to the ordeal below:
@SwazeeH: "She even ignored the guy sitting next to her when he signals about the mask."
@SIMIOLOGY: "Mina I really don't know ukuthi obani laba abasphethe."
@Tndazo: "Like I'm from MP and it's the first time seeing her."
@mubimc: "And she nods and continue as if nothing happened, seems more clearer that she planned to disrespect us."
@lindodbn: "Too much, she doesn't care coz she knows nothing will happen to her."
@ZolaAmanda: "She wanted to look good on national television, surely the mask was cramping her style."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele has now called for a police investigation into the conduct of Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane.
The Premier had been spotted on national TV at the funeral of Minister Jackson Mthembu, prompting immense outrage.
Cele highlighted the wearing of masks in public as simply essential amid the fight against Covid-19:
"The wearing of masks in public is a non-negotiable. If South Africa wants to beat this invisible enemy which is Covid-19, we simply can’t let down our guard down."
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