MPUMALANGA PREMIER APOLOGISES FOR THE BRIEF PERIOD SHE WAS IN PUBLIC WITHOUT WEARING A MASK
24 January 2021
The Premier notes the images circulating on social media wherein the Premier is seen without a mask as prescribed by the state of disaster regulation aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19.
Upon arrival at the cemetery and disembarking from her vehicle, the Premier’s mask was somehow damaged and she was oblivious of that when it fell. She thought it was intact as it was the case throughout.
The Premier’s aides promptly sought a replacement mask which the Premier utilized for the rest of the proceedings.
The Premier has extended her sincere apologies to the people of Mpumalanga and the country for that brief moment wherein her mask fell without her being aware or conscious of it.
The Premier has emphasized the importance of adhering to the COVID - 19 regulations and continues to urge the people of Mpumalanga to constantly wear masks, practice social distancing and sanitize or wash hands frequently.Issued by Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni
Spokesperson: Mpumalanga Premier
Mpumalanga Provincial Government
Office of the Premier
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