Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
29 Jan 2021
5:15 am

Spinning out of control

Rorisang Kgosana

But is it the duty of a spokesperson to defend the wrongdoings of their bosses?

Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane. Picture: Twitter/@GovernmentZA

When Mpumalanga premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane made the unacceptable blunder of walking into the funeral of late minister Jackson Mthembu with nothing on her face but makeup and a smile, it was clear that protecting herself and others by wearing a mask was the last thing on her mind. We all hate wearing masks and often find ways of adjusting them in order to inhale air with ease. And once we forget to put it on our faces as we step out in public, we are immediately reminded by seeing others protected. But not Mtsweni-Tsipane. Everyone at Mthembu’s funeral adhered to...