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There’s no sorry for disrespect Mr Maile

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An apology is simply not good enough.


11 Aug 2020
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There’s no sorry for disrespect Mr Maile

Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Lebogang Maile. Picture: Michel Bega

A Member of the Executive Council (MEC) is a public servant. Serving the people should be the core focus of their role. It makes Gauteng co-operative governance MEC Lebogang Maile’s recent behaviour unacceptable. Although he has since apologised, it reveals a nasty side to the world of politics and power. Maile landed in hot water after insulting a Moreleta Park resident who, during the lockdown, had complained his electricity was cut off due to non-payment. In text messages to Tshwane resident Lucky Nkhwashu, Maile reportedly lashed out at him. He wrote in a text message: “Don’t start with me. I...

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