Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane the Premier of Mpumalanga says she has noted reports and she apologises profusely to the President for not wearing a face mask at the funeral of late Minister Jackson Mthembu.
She says she should’ve known better. She has signed a statement of guilt at the Vosman Police Station in Emalahleni and accepted the necessary fine.
The Premier says she should have known better as a public figure and more so attending a Covid-19 funeral. She says to further show her remorse she bought a 1000 masks that will be distributed in Emalahleni as part of public education and awareness campaign.
Mtsweni-Tsipane says she has also taken a decision to go into self isolation for a period of 14-days. This comes after the Premier was seen on camera without a mask at the funeral of #JacksonMthembu. The disgraced Premier says she has written to the President expressing regret of the situation.
#PoliceMinistry The Minister of Police, General #BhekiCele calls for an investigation into the alleged conduct of Mpumalanga Premier, Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane who was seen on National TV, not wearing a mask in public. MLhttps://t.co/8Xsb95nQvR pic.twitter.com/inZwjsF2gF
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) January 24, 2021
Talane – South Africans together with the African Transformation Movement (ATM) President Zungula question the police for failing to act against the Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane for not wearing a mask at the Jackson Mthembu's funeral. #Cohttps://t.co/m5dW66Hmk6 pic.twitter.com/aX6hj4Gtdx
— Sekhukhune Tubatse Fetakgomo News (@STUFNews) January 25, 2021