Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse Refuses to Apologise After Calling ANC Corrupt: “I Don’t Need 48 Hours”

Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse Refuses to Apologise After Calling ANC Corrupt: “I Don’t Need 48 Hours”

  • Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse does not plan to apologise to the African National Congress (ANC)
  • The ruling party has given her 48 hours to apologise for calling the ANC corrupt or legal action will be taken
  • The political party in Johannesburg believes that Phalatse’s statements are defaming its character

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JOHANNESBURG - Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse has reiterated her stance on the African National Congress (ANC) despite being asked to apologise.

Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse
Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse refuses to apologise to the ANC. Image: Jeff J Mitchell & Guillem Sartorio
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The ruling party has given her 48 hours to apologise for calling the ANC corrupt. However, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Johannesburg leader took to Twitter to say that she did not need the 48 hours and added:

“The ANC is corrupt.”

The ANC said if she does not apologise before its deadline, it will consider taking legal action against her. ANC Johannesburg Spokesperson Chris Vondo told eNCA that the party would not dignify Phalatse’s “rants” about the party.

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“We are off the view, that whatever she is trying to do she is not the one that is pushing. The writing has been on the wall for some time that the DA coalition in Johannesburg has collapsed because of how they mismanaged the city,” said Vondo.

The political party believes that Phalatse’s statements are defaming the party’s character.

Meanwhile, the DA shared a poll on Twitter asking if social media users believed that the ANC was corrupt. More than 70% of users agreed with Phalatse’s sentiments.

Citizens react to the drama:

@MrNoah_Tias said:

“Talk about a kettle calling a pot black. Four DA mayors have been implicated in acts of corruption in the last few months.”

@VuyiPetros posted:

“Yes, but even the DA is corrupt.”

Dr Mpho Phalatse explains why she is still mayor of Joburg in extensive Twitter thread

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In a related matter, Briefly News also reported Dr Mpho Phalatse thinks she is still the mayor of the City of Johannesburg and took her time explaining why in a lengthy Twitter thread.

Phalatse introduced herself as the executive mayor of Johannesburg. The former mayor claimed she would share her thoughts on the recent development in the city council and how she thought the city could move forward.

First and foremost, the former mayor pointed out in the thread that the extraordinary seating called by newly minted speaker Collen Makhubele was irregular and unlawful.

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Bianca Lalbahadur Bianca Lalbahadur is a current affairs journalist at Briefly News. With a knack for writing hard-hitting content, she is dedicated to being the eyes and ears of South Africans. As a young and vibrant journalist, Bianca is passionate about providing quality and factual stories that impact citizens. She graduated from the Independent Institute of Education in 2017 and has worked at several award-winning Caxton associated community newspapers.

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