Mpumalanga premier admits guilt, pays fine

Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane

Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane

JOHANNESBURG - Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has finally seen the error of her ways.

She's made a statement of guilt at a police station in eMalahleni, and accepted a fine.

This is after being adamant that she did not break the law when she went without a mask at the funeral of Jackson Mthembu, on Sunday.

Then South Africans came for her.

She's since apologised to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza.

READ: Police to probe maskless Mpumalanga premier

She's also buying a thousand masks to be distributed in eMalahleni, to demonstrate just how remorseful she is.

Under the National Disaster Management Act, a person can be fined up to R1,500 for failing to wear a mask following a warning from a police officer.

The Mpumalanga Premier will also be isolating for 14 days.


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