Ndabeni-Abrahams: Regrets incident, deeply sorry

Ndabeni-Abrahams: Regrets incident, deeply sorry

Communications Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has apologised for breaking the lockdown rules and visiting a friend.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
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She was photographed having lunch with former Deputy of Higher Education minister - Mduduzi Manana at his home this past weekend.

The photo was uploaded to Instagram by Manana - but he later deleted it after it caused an uproar - and prompted South Africans to call for action to be taken against the Ndabeni-Abrahams.

 President Cyril Ramaphosa summoned Ndabeni-Abrahams yesterday to explain her actions.

 She's now been placed on two-months special leave - with one month unpaid.

The President also directed her to say sorry to the nation...

”I regret the incident and I am deeply sorry for my actions. I hope the president and you South Africans will find it in your hearts to forgive me,” Ndabeni-Abrahams said. 

“The president has put me on special leave, I undertake to abide by the conditions of the leave. I wish to use this opportunity to reiterate the president’s call for all of us to observe the lockdown rules. They are a necessary intervention to curb the spread of the virus that has devastated many nations”

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