JOHANNESBURG - An audio recording of a meeting between Gauteng MEC for sport and recreation, Faith Mazibuko, and her staff has raised eyebrows.
In the clip, the MEC is allegedly heard pressuring her staff to fast-track the delivery of sporting facilities to communities.
"I want those combi courts. Even if you have to construct them with your own hands, I want those courts ... if it means you go fly magic, you better do it," she was heard saying in an audio recording.
"That combi court, we want to use it to campaign with elections, and I don't want to hear stories Monica, I want nothing," she said, apparently speaking to her employees.
Mazibuko is heard telling her staff that if they want to give her stories, they should hand in their resignation letters or they will be fired.
She says she wants projects completed before the May elections, allegedly in contravention of tender protocols.
She went on to say, "which other department has an Indian that is a CFO? Which department has an HOD who's Mlungu (white) ... including national? So you must thank me for empowering you.
"That is why some departments, they don't even want to see a White woman or any Indian woman .... It's not about racism. It's because you like to keep English."
The ANC's Jacob Khawe told eNCA's Xoli Mngambi that the party is disappointed.
"She knows that the ANC has always been an organisation for non-racialism. We will take necessary action."
The ANC also instructed Mazibuko to issue a public apology.
Khawe said the party's Integrity Committee would be tasked with advising the party's leadership as to how this should be handled, "because it is embarrassing the party.