The fear of police knocking at the door at any time to seek answers about her alleged violation of the lockdown regulations grips Communications and Digital Technology Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the City Press reported.
A close associate revealed to the newspaper that: ”She is quite scared and worried about the police.”
Mduduzi Manana, a former deputy minister of higher education and training, posted a picture to Instagram of Ndabeni-Abrahams and others having a meal at his house during the lockdown.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed his communications minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, on “special leave” for two months, of which one month is unpaid, for violating the lockdown regulations.
“The President has reprimanded the Minister and directed her to deliver a public apology to the nation.”
Ndabeni-Abrahams said: “I regret the incident and I am deeply sorry for my actions. I hope the President and South Africans will find it in their hearts to forgive me,” said N
She added: “The President has put me on a special leave with immediate effect. I undertake to abide by the conditions of the special leave .”
“I wish to use this opportunity to reiterate the President’s call for all of us to observe the lockdown rules. They are a necessary intervention to curb the spread of a virus that has devastated many nations,” said Ndabeni-Abrahams.
She could face a R1 500 fine or one month’s imprisonment if she is found guilty of breaking lockdown regulations.