Gauteng sports, arts, culture and recreation MEC Faith Mazibuko has issued a public apology to her head of department and chief financial officer after a leaked audio recording of her lambasting them went viral.
"I, Faith Mazibuko, member of the executive (MEC) responsible for sport, arts, culture and recreation in Gauteng profusely apologise to the people of Gauteng, as a result of the widely circulated audio recording of myself concerning a meeting I held with senior managers, on February 15 2019," she said in a statement on Thursday.
"After deep personal reflections, I want to unreservedly apologise for the tone and improper language I used towards my head of department (HoD) and chief financial officer (CFO)," she added.
The HoD and CFO had been in a "confidential meeting" with Mazibuko at the time.
The gist of the meeting was around delivering sports facilities known as "combi courts", which Mazibuko wanted done to bolster support for the ANC ahead of the elections on May 8.