- Manketsi Tlhape confirmed having a nose surgery
- However, she said she paid for it using her own funds
- She denied asking a company contracted to her department to pay for it
North West MEC for rural, environment and agricultural development has denied asking a private company contracted to her department to pay for her nose job.
Manketsi Tlhape confirmed having the nose surgery but insisted she paid for it using her own funds, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Before-and-after pictures of Manketsi have surfaced on social media showing the change in her nose's appearance.
Social media users made claims that the surgery cost upwards of R100,000 and that Manketsi allegedly asked Agri Delight to pay for it.
Others also claimed that the MEC allegedly asked Agri Delight to buy her a Roman's Pizza franchise in Mahikeng, reportedly at R1.1 million. Manketsi refuted these claims.
Speaking to Dailysun.co.za, she said:
But it was from my own pocket back in 2014 when I was still MEC for local government. These are just malicious reports and personal attacks.
Roman’s Pizza CEO, John Nicolakakis, also dismissed the alleged franchise purchase reports as false, according to Dailysun.co.za.
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