Police to probe maskless Mpumalanga premier

Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane

JOHANNESBURG - Police minister Bheki Cele has asked police commissioner Khehla Sitole to investigate the Mpumalanga premier's failure to wear a mask in public.

Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane was seen arriving at the cemetery for Jackson Mthembu's burial on Sunday without a mask.

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She claims she was oblivious to the fact that her mask had broken.

Earlier at the funeral service, deputy president David Mabuza signalled to Mtsweni-Tsipane to put her mask on as she left the podium.

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Cele says necessary action must be taken against the premier should the police commissioner find she contravened COVID-19 regulations.


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