JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Sports MEC Faith Mazibuko on Thursday apologised to two senior department officials after her meltdown during a staff meeting that was recorded and has since gone viral.
Mazibuko said that after ''deep personal reflections'' she unreservedly apologises for the tone and improper language she used towards her HOD (head of department) and the chief financial officer (CFO) during a heated executive staff meeting.
"I'm a firm believer of women empowerment, irrespective of race and sexual orientation, because women under apartheid suffered what we came to understand as triple oppression. I will continue to work hard to build a non-racial and non-sexist society. These are the ideals I will continue to champion and uphold, whether in government or elsewhere as an ordinary member of society,'' she said in a statement.
''I humble myself and apologise to Premier David Makhura and my colleagues in the provincial cabinet for the harm caused. I am willing to subject myself to whatever appropriate sanction to be imposed on me by Premier Makhura and my organisation, the ANC.''
Her meltdown was recorded in an audio clip leaked to media. A furious Mazibuko is heard ranting about service delivery ahead of the May general elections.