Gauteng MEC Faith Mazibuko’s viral rant may fall foul of the law, say experts


Gauteng MEC for Sport and Recreation Faith Mazibuko drew widespread controversy when a recording of her delivering a threatening rant went viral. AmaBhungane reported her February senior staff meeting, in which she was attempting to get her staff to install multi-sport courts ahead of the May 8 election.

Mazibuko blew her top at her senior staff, specifically at two apparently white and Indian managers present in the meeting.

But did she violate any labour laws? A top labour lawyer, who spoke to Fin24 on condition of anonymity, said: “I do not think it’s so much about the number of laws/conventions broken, but the content and tone of her tirade.

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