- A young woman has accused her ex-lover Mpho Khunou, the mayor of the North West Rustenburg Municipality, of leaking her nudes
- According to the young lady, the mayor leaked the nudes to spite her for ending their fling
- The two are meeting in court today as the mayor tries to the court to overturn an interim protection order granted against him.
The mayor of the Rustenburg Municipality, Mpho Khunou, has found himself embroiled in a scandal after a former colleague accused him of harassing her and leaking her nudes to spite her after she ended their relationship.
35-year-old Sinah Makgatlha, who is also a member of the ANC, has said that Khunou has been distributing her nudes and private messages she had sent him while they were in a relationship to at least seven ANC WhatsApp groups. She said:
"He did it to spite me for ending things."
Meanwhile, Khunou denies that the two of them were ever involved interpersonally. Khunou says that Makgathla's claims all form part of a political scheme that is trying to discredit him ahead of upcoming elections.
The two now find themselves in courts as Makgatlha has opened two cases – crimen injuria and defamation – against Khunou. Khunou is in turn attempting to overturn an interim protection order that was granted against him, reports a SowetanLive article.
Meanwhile, Mzansi shared their stance on the ongoing drama:
"When is Mpho Khunou Mayor of Rustenburg Local Municipality stepping down? Solly Msimanga stepped down after such allegations, Melusi Gigaba also resigned. It can’t be business as usual in Rustenburg."
"Revenge porn must be stopped. #SinaMakgatlha #Mphokhunou #Rustenburg #VoetsekANC"
In other Briefly.co.za political news, Panyaza Lesufi has made it clear that no one connected to him benefited from the R432 million project to clean Gauteng schools.
One South Africa leader, Mmusi Maimane, had challenged Lesufi to answer a number of questions on the scandalous situation and Lesufi seems to have happily obliged. Maimane released a statement commenting that:
"I have some hot questions for Lesufi about this large amount of money - R431 274 959, that was wasted by his department. I am hopeful that he will keep up his habit of being open and transparent on Twitter. He has 24 hours to respond to these 12 questions. Your move Panyaza."
"Thank you so much Mfowethu for the opportunity to respond to your questions. I am a public representative and will never shy away to respond to matters regarding my portfolio. If you don't mind, space permitting I try to use this platform to respond to all your questions."
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