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Mbalula wants privacy amid sex claims

2011-10-30 17:43

Johannesburg - In the aftermath of weekend reports detailing his sex life, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has asked for his privacy to be respected.

"I have consulted with my family and provided them with information and explanation for my acts and omissions in regard to the allegations that are swirling in the media," Mbalula said in a statement on Sunday.

Newspapers widely and graphically reported that Mbalula was the victim of extortion at the hands of a woman he had had an affair with and who claimed she had been impregnated by him.

"I have apologised to my family, particularly to my wife, as I should have known better.

"I have been trying to deal with this matter, in a private manner, for the past three months and when it became clear to me that this woman was prepared to extort money from me, I then decided to cease all communication with her as I was not prepared to be blackmailed."

Court

Mbalula said claims by the woman, identified in reports as Joyce Omphemetse Molamu, that she was pregnant "remain unproven to me".

Mbalula unsuccessfully approached the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Saturday to prevent the details surrounding the affair from being published.

He became aware that this was a possibility when The City Press newspaper sent him questions relating to the matter.

However, his court application could only be heard at 18:00 - the print deadline of the paper.

In his statement on Sunday, Mbalula said he regretted subjecting his family to the media allegations and speculation.

Apologise

"I apologise to the South African society, to the African National Congress and the South African Government. From now onwards this matter shall be dealt with as a private matter by my family.

"We therefore request the media and everyone else to afford the family time and space at this moment."

Mbalula said he had also decided not to lay any charges against Molamu for "extortion or blackmail".

It was reported that Molamu allegedly demanded R40 000 from Mbalula.

Comments
  • Koos - 2011-10-30 17:53

    Well done - admit and ask for forgiveness. Do not fight and try to blame others.

      henry.hattingh - 2011-10-30 18:06

      Mr Mbalula, you're a public figure. If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

      Grant - 2011-10-30 19:20

      Henry. Virtually word for word what I was going to post.

      Francois - 2011-10-30 19:32

      Seems as they all learnt from Zuma. When the paw paw hits the fan, they want privacy. Mbaasloela, you should resign. Be a leader and say: "What I have done was a bad example to the youth of SA, I cannot be a role model - thus I am withdrawing from public life." That is what leaders do - they do not hide.

      Pat - 2011-10-30 19:48

      It does not mean if you a minister of sport you got licience to paly the sport of screwing around. Is this the sport you play breeding so we pay the tax.

      infijar.ken - 2011-10-30 21:46

      What do you mean, Koos, don't blame others? He admits to the dalliance then blames the media (he regretted subjecting his family to the media allegations and speculation)!

      Karoo - 2011-10-30 22:53

      I agree with Koos. Kudos to Mr. Mbalula for apologizing to his wife and family. However, I find the schadenfreude of the media, and many people who have commented on this issue, despicable. In my view, he did not have to apologize to SA Society, or the ANC. Mr. Mbalula's love life is non of our business - he is not our Pastor, just our Sports Minister. Specifically he has not been accused of rape, sex with a minor, or sex with a prostitute. If this happened in France where amost every President seems to have had a dalliance outside their marriage and a "love child", this would not even have been news. So, "moer" the hypocrites Mr. Mbalula! You have been a good Sports Minister, also to my beloved Springboks. This Afrikaner does not feel that you owe me or my people an apology.

      Vusi - 2011-10-31 00:57

      @Karoo. And tell me Karoo, seeing you are defending him, what message do YOU think he is sending out to our people when he runs around wild without a raincoat? That it is fine to be infected and take this disease back to his unsuspecting wife? This debate is not about where and with who he feeds his lizard, this debate is about if a man feels this much for his own life and that of his wife and kids, how must I trust him (and his other buddies in parliament who are doing the same) with my life and my future in this country?????? How much of his brains are at top and how much is between his legs? Did he do a background check on the fluzz to see who has been dipping their dipstick in there? I think not. Sadly South Africa isn't a place to be when you want to eat some inyama on the sly. Doesn't matter if you are the Minister of Sport or collecting refuse for the municipality. The rule is the same for all of us with stuff that dangle down(and point up at times)

      Karoo - 2011-10-31 01:28

      Vusi, you have a point, but I feel the public does not belong in the bedroom of anyone else, including politicians, unless a crime is committed. Judging by that Facebook picture of yours, my guess would be that you have no shortage in the female company department yourself. That is if the picture is indeed of yourself - you could very well be a lonely middle-aged White guy. There are a few chameleons on these blogs.

      Vusi - 2011-10-31 02:05

      @Karoo. It isn't his bedroom activity that concerns me. My issue is the pandemic we have and the message these politicians are sending out to our people. In July I accompanied my father on a trip to Kimberley. We refuelled the car at 8 at night and there was a little girl of 9 dancing at the filling station for the people for money. When my father asked her why she out this late at night, she said she has to buy food for 3 younger siblings. A 9 year old girl being exposed to all kinds of unthinkable horrors, but she has to feed her siblings? When you live on a daily basis with the realities of this disease and how it has affected us, then you change your attitude about your own sexual ways. So it doesn't matter if girls think I'm hot or not. I want to be around for my kids one day.

      Henry.E.S.Moorcroft - 2011-10-31 08:32

      I agree.....he said sorry...it is done and dusted now we should forgive - Done

      Ally - 2011-10-31 12:41

      So that's what "moer hulle" means. Ha, ha, he's been caught with his pants down. Let him grovel for a while. What about the reports that he offered her R10 000 for an abortion?

      mundu.olewega - 2011-10-31 15:24

      He might have admitted it like Zuma did but the ANC whoring and looting continues.

  • Eugene - 2011-10-30 18:09

    Classic ANC tactic: In one sentence he calls them "allegations in the media" and then proceeds to apologise for what he's done. He admitted guilt whilst calling them allegations! Why do politicians always want their privacy respected when they stuffed up? We're going to see new life being blown into the Secrecy Bill soon . . .

      msendi - 2011-10-30 18:14

      ANC has nothing to do with this.

      Levett - 2011-10-30 19:01

      ANC has all to do with this. Why appoint a low life like this as minister? Wonder how many times he also could not "say no" to attractive bribes?

      Vusi - 2011-10-30 19:50

      @Vukani. Call Malema and join him in Mauritius and the two of you can have some of that Johnny Walker stuff and plan your new party. If you are still stuck back in the 80's with all these black/white cr@p, you are so out of touch with the world no amount of Johnny Walker will ever bring you any relief!

      Gareth - 2011-10-30 20:01

      @Vusi Well Said - Whether one wants to accept it or not if the "disparities" are changed via Long Walks to Economic Freedom and the handing over of possession, as opposed to earning it, then the entire nation will suffer. I will suffer, you will suffer and Vukani will suffer. Working in parallel to the truly horrendous past, by acting as they did will yield the same results. There are a lot of people, of all colour, benefiting from both the past and present and when it comes to the final outcome of being best suited to accomplish the task we will have a successful nation. In the current state, where it seems people want entitlement, without effort, the result will be failure on a grand and spectacular scale. The only way forward is forward, not replication of a system that was as close to pure evil as one can possibly get.

      Levett - 2011-10-30 20:03

      @Vukani: did you do your homework?

      Eugene - 2011-10-30 20:30

      @msendi: The ANC has everything to do with this, bro! They appoint morally-flawed people like this to higher office. I think ministers and a lot of high-level bureaucrats in this country are redundant: what do they do in their portfolios except make racist remarks, harp on the past and then commit corruption? Not much if you ask me. What party has three ministers and a police chief in serious controversy in one week with two ministers being sacked? Not one in this country or around the world. The ANC and its fornicating leader and ministers have evrything to do with it. This country deserves better . . .

      cosmos.ndebele - 2011-10-30 20:34

      @Vusi Boy i like yr reasoning........i hve seen yr post here for a while nw

      Yar - 2011-10-30 20:36

      @Vukani Stop pushing your worthless theory. It doesn't work. Trust Vusi. Try to see the light, or slide down the plughole of self pity.

      Vusi - 2011-10-30 20:41

      @Cosmos & Yar. Thanks for the support. At times I think I'm fighting a loosing battle to save my people from their own demise.

      Yar - 2011-10-30 20:48

      Vukani Who needs a left wing party. Long live the Right. Rhymes with white. @Vusi Vukani is a lost cause, dogmatic and inflexible. Sings the same song all the time, but doesn't understand the words.

      Vusi - 2011-10-30 21:26

      The last week has been a very depressing week in South African politics. As a kid I watched videos of how my people had to fight and loose their lives to be free and how disturbing the images were of the people marching for freedom. Am I crazy wondering why they are marching 17 years after freedom for freedom????? 1. Is it because they love marching? Turn every march into a party? 2. Is this an excuse to belong to something? the teenage peer syndrome? 3. Is this an excuse to NOT work? What on earth stands between any South African to think and get rich? Say any of my white classmates here with me make it big and gets stinking rich, will they still think he made it because he is white or will he get credit for his acumen? This economic landscape we have to deal with has the same hurdles no matter what race we are. If you elect to spend 2 days dancing down the streets to the stock exchange so foreign photographers can show the world how stupid you are, how do you expect foreigners to come invest here and create employment? Aren't they marching because they are demanding work opportunities for the poor????????????? Who do they think will create these opportunities? The ANC? The ANC isn't an employment agency, or an industrialist, it isn't their job. They need to govern us, but foreign corporations need to come invest to create jobs. Please explain to WHY you would then march to the stock exchange. PLEASE tell me, I would love to know and understand!!!!!

      Warren - 2011-10-30 22:35

      @ Vusi: First it was Michael... now it is Vukani. Lol. (P.S. It's off the subject at hand but, you've convinced me to buy proudly South African. And to also write a letter to WW.)

      boatmedic - 2011-10-30 22:41

      And Vusi again with some sensible debate!! Lekker my bra!! Congrats to your Lions team as well...

      Donny Doncaster - 2011-10-30 23:04

      @Vukani Stick to your day job, whatever it is, obviously not a professor in history or philosophy.

      Gaanake - 2011-10-30 23:25

      Vusi you're dead correct, well said. I don't think you should worry a lot about Vukani, he's way off line. I think his mind is trained to talk only about racism, even if it's not in issue.

      Vusi - 2011-10-30 23:27

      Fine Vukani. You devout your life chasing white people. I am going to spend mine getting rich. I could give a stuff what dead people did. Those that caused you all this pain are all dead now. What are you going to do? How will you feed your kids? Is someone going to pay you a fee for every white you bring to justice? But in the final analysis every human being has the right to do with his or her life whatever they choose. I want a house high up in Bantry Bay in Cape Town and I'm going to do whatever it takes to get there. You enjoy your journey. Sleep well Vukani. Have sweat dreams about all the whites getting on planes closing their companies and leaving you behind with no jobs and no spares for Malema's Range Rover. All the stuff you have written above just shows how deep the racial complex is still embedded in your soul. Wake up Brother! The whites here want to be here. The ones that raped our country and are now living in luxury in Europe like some mining conglomerates, are the ones you should hold the grudge against if you must. You should hold your grudge against individuals, not a race of people. PW Botha freaks me out. Martinus Van Schalkwyk has no character in my eyes. First he chases us with army tanks and then he sits in the ANC government? But Jill Marcus is a Saint from heaven! We would have been in the deepest financial trouble if it hadn't been for her. Are you going to shoot her as well after she devoted her life fighting for our freedom?

      Myth - 2011-10-31 07:27

      @Vukani: Here you go, mate. From the London Times: "South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favour of the majority who has complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 9% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others."

      saytoodles - 2011-10-31 09:55

      @Levette, a low life? strong words! The man had the character to own up to what he did. The woman wanted a job and money, he could have easily spent our tax money trying to keep this quite. I appreciate the fact that he did not make things worse by covering up instead came out and owned his mistakes. Also ANC has nothing to do with this...Bill Clinton and Silvio Berlusconi are not ANC members.

      Julia - 2011-10-31 09:57

      @Vukani, what about the whites that had to work for what they have. I had to work two jobs while studying as my parents could not finanically support my dream of one day getting out of a hell hole! I dare you, come take what I had worked my ass off for..I dare you!

      psebetlela - 2011-10-31 10:47

      @Vusi-u were doin fine until yo "stuck in de 80's..."utterances. im a very dimensional man i listen 2 reason.bt simply bcos u r one of de privilagd ones to hv yo Dad drivin u al over ds country,havin money2carry2school,havin attended pvt schools n bein able2speak english fluently doesn't take away FACT dt apartheid hs legacy which 17yrs or more of democracy won't wipe away js lyk dt.u nid2stop bein selfish n see de bigger picture.im 1 of de lucky ones bcos dispite de past my parents did their best2c2 it dt i get education bt i wil never luk dwn on my fellow blacks who r a product of bein subjected to inhumane conditions n say they 'stuck in de 80's'.i agree wit everythin u'r sayin except that.

  • Mike - 2011-10-30 18:13

    But Minister if State resources in a form of cars and body guards were involved as alleged, we come in as tax payers and the matter cannot be private any longer. For now, we will wait and see. Enjoy your evening.

  • mastersvoice - 2011-10-30 18:17

    Another "leader" apologising to South Africans AFTER being caught out. I suppose he's just following Zuma's lead in all of this.

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2011-10-30 18:17

    What privacy Mr Mbalula???

  • Robs - 2011-10-30 18:21

    You are a public figure and because of that there is no privacy. Accept that and live with it. Regarding the pregnancy, if she is pregnant due to your actions, you'll have to pay. One lucky child, private schools, best medical assistance.

      Van - 2011-10-30 21:28

      African culture and western values don't line up.

      Boitumelo - 2011-10-31 12:05

      YES ROBS AND ALL OF THAT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE TAXPAYERS. THESE IDJITS.

  • Thabang - 2011-10-30 18:31

    you are a public figure,u should know better.

  • Bill - 2011-10-30 18:33

    I agree with him...! Where and with whom he plays hide the sausage, is his own personal business and it should not have to be a public affair..!

      cosmos.ndebele - 2011-10-30 18:34

      they should lead by example wena mampara

      Warren - 2011-10-30 22:56

      @ Bill: As a "PUBLIC SERVANT", if he cannot be honest with his family, do you really think he is going to be honest with you??????????????????? BTW, I hope his wife klaps the sports out of him!

  • francois.delange - 2011-10-30 18:46

    Thats why his the "Sports Minister".

      Gordon - 2011-10-30 19:09

      Actually, Minister' MOER HULLE'.one minute everybody's hero, next everybody condemning the minster.Welcome to SA minister, the real world.

  • Moeketsi - 2011-10-30 18:57

    Mbalula apologised for his sins after labelling that woman an extortionist and a liar. The Bible says those who confess and repent will be forgiven. Who are we? We forgive him but his intergrity is no more because he used state vehicle and bodyguards to do this. Ao, poor bodyguards lighting a candle the whole night for another man

      Levett - 2011-10-30 19:08

      LOL another pathetic ANC style argument. Maybe you forgive him but I don't. He must pay for his sins and also properly investigated for illegal activities since Mbalula obviously does not have decent morals.

      barry.mcbride - 2011-10-30 19:37

      "Who are we?" Yes, we should forgive but can't forget!

      Yar - 2011-10-31 05:57

      @ Moeketsi Mbalula had to confess and repent. Confess - sorry he has been caught, it's probably too late. No longer a confession, merely an admission. No sign of repentance- "he consulted with his family" doesn't sound like any sort of apology to me. Furthermore he compounds the situation by deciding to have his unborn child killed through abortion so that he can avoid any inconvenience and the associated costs. Typically immoral and disgusting behaviour.

  • Chirpy - 2011-10-30 19:00

    Isn't this the okie that Fatboy wanted to replace Gwede Mantashe.. Naaice!!

  • William - 2011-10-30 19:02

    mmmmmmm,R40.000 FOR THE BABY, WELL MBALULA IF YOU PUT THAT THING WERE IT DIDENT HARM, YOU WOULD NOT BE IN THIS POSITION NOW, HEY? ANYWAY IM SURE THE A.N.C WILL BE PROUD OF YOU. YOU ARE NOT DOING ANY MORE THAN OUR PRESEDENT DOES. HEY?

  • Cracker - 2011-10-30 19:05

    Without trying to cut the line too fine (hopefully), the minister should be supported in his quest for that privacy we are all entitled to concerning our intimate affairs. ONLY in the event that it affects our reasonable expectations and our assessments of the character of the person - minister - should more reports appear in the public media. If for example he slaps his current wife a couple of times to make her 'forgive' him it would be absolutely legitimate to report it. It is not always easy to draw the line between what should or should not be allowed as public information. We may also now agree on a very crucial determinant for the future of media freedom in this country. NEDIA, F.CK UP IN THIS CASE AND YOU WILL STRENGTHEN THE CASE AGAINST MEDIA FREEDOM IN THIS COUNTRY. You can take this straightforward and common sense admonishment from an ordinary member of the public concerned about our freedoms seriously or you WILL add to the chorus in certain circles against media freedom.

  • Sue - 2011-10-30 19:23

    Mr Minister, As a public figure your life is open to public scrutiny. You did what you did while still married to your wife, or so I am led to understand. A man who cheats on his wife will also cheat on his employer! Par for the course, I guess.

      Bill - 2011-10-30 19:32

      Well Sue, then there must be a heck of a lot of employers in trouble out there with wife cheating/husband cheating employees working for them…!

  • alansmart223 - 2011-10-30 19:45

    If true, His maintenance will eventually cost him much more than what she asked for. He was an idiot not to accept the offer and save himself and his family a lot of embarrasment. But then again..there are very few ANC parlamentarians with any morals or intelligence

  • raymond.kok3 - 2011-10-30 19:59

    so now you accept that you had some and want us to respect your privacy yet you make her out to be a gold digger its your friend juluis who dropped the ball , if only he had gone with her to the clinic like you ask him to do , well you want respect keep your zip zipped up all the way up hipocrate plead guilty with your wife and ask for community service dumb ass

  • Motho - 2011-10-30 20:24

    I apologise to the South African society, to the African National Congress and the South African Government" lollllllll!

  • Jabu - 2011-10-30 20:47

    @ Vusi I salute you , you are so.....o intelligent , no words can say this better , you sound like an intellectual , .you are amazing , keep up the good std , you have said it all .especially , with an old man bringing death sentence to his wife etc .

      Gaanake - 2011-10-30 23:44

      Yes Vusi is simply great. What impresses me is that he sounds young but unlike the 'econnomic freedom marchers', he can use his brains... and correctly too. SA really needs more people like him - desperately and immediately.

      David - 2011-10-31 13:07

      Vusi for president!

  • Freddie Smit - 2011-10-30 21:36

    Privacy se gat...i hope your wife gives you a good hiding when you get home.

  • lqali - 2011-10-31 00:37

    @ Vusi...we said...@Vukani big yawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mamaile - 2011-10-31 02:38

    yeses, kuku ya mothonyana wo is so expensive, 40 grand!!!

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-10-31 04:08

    I know I'm commenting a little late but vukani sounds like an arrogant ignorant fool. Yes there were injustices in the past but unless you are a 50 year old man you would not really have experienced apartheid. Yes we were economically stunted and white people had money but vukani those people worked for it. They laid the roads and built the infrastructure. The current economic system was their doing. When the ANC took over they inherited a healthy economy with a good education system and healthcare. If your beloved ANC had extended these systems to all the face of south Africa would be a very different one.

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-10-31 04:15

    And don't give me white man crap, there is crap loads of money in state coffers. They'd rather give it to Mugabe and have 5 wives and 20 children. I'm a 31 year old person who is furthering his education now. So I can have a better chance at a good life. You sir would rather behave like a nazi and do so under the guise of whites must pay for past injustices. I say you are just a criminal looking for a reason. A hateful human being. There's an old saying "easy come, easy go" take from others what doesn't belong to you and it will go just as quickly. Work hard vukani and forget these persecutory thoughts you're having. The world is not white against black. That's your agenda.

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-10-31 04:25

    Btw what ever happened to Ubuntu? Every day it's this person murdered that person raped etc. what happened to African culture? Nguni people used to farm and build their own homes and live off the land and be self sufficient. Now all that happens is a march here and a toi toi there. No love for yourself anymore? No pride?

  • Aggrey - 2011-10-31 07:21

    VIVA MBALULA VIVA. Well done for apologizing to your family. As to the South Africans and the ANC, no need. This woman coerced you as she did with me and demanded U$ 6,000 to travel to Dubai and Thailand. Be at peace Comrade. Sex is not taboo.

  • suzanne.cullum - 2011-10-31 07:54

    As I said the other day, Vusi for President! He's right on the button and insists on raincoats being worn. Vusi, please, please go into politics (if you aren't already). I'd nail my lily white @ss to your cause.

  • Dave - 2011-10-31 08:14

    Typica of the executive - cannot keep his kit in his pants - no doubt following JZ's example. When are these idiots going to learn - service delivery does not mean jumping anything in a skirt !

  • Tlou - 2011-10-31 08:22

    Don;t worry,we are all subjected to mistakes.You are a man born of woman.What matters the most is that you are regretful of what you did and asking for forgiveness.

  • matete.k.seshwene - 2011-10-31 08:33

    If these allegations are true then the sports minister has scored an own-goal.

  • AkalKing - 2011-10-31 09:10

    Vusi for president.

  • alexinass - 2011-10-31 09:18

    i bealive that mr mbalula's private life has got nothing to do with you, and the media. i'm sick and tired about this white makwerekwere who always looks for something to say against black people. this white people always think that whatever they say, goes... @ Vusi, i've been following your posts ever since, what i have discovered about you is your hatred on black society and that makes me wonder which south africa you leave in, yesteryears, this white people were all over your parents, and today just because your parents fought for what they bealive in, we are all free. and when we all free, here comes vusi who is black outside and white inside, my friend, i know white people, i leave with them everday, whether youo think they like you, don't be fooled by their smile, the fact is, they don't....and for you, stop hating our black fellas, otherwise go to europe where you will enjoy the benefits....leave the Minister alone...

  • Ducsy - 2011-10-31 09:44

    This boils down to issues of morals. He is a public figure and he cannot be compared to an ordinary citizen. What he has done is being done by other people but because he is the Minister, people expect different behaviour. That's how it is. Ducsy

  • Comrademayete - 2011-10-31 09:53

    @Vusi he said he was using a condom and it broke.........

  • lepotatshepho - 2011-10-31 10:14

    step down & get your privacy...

  • Wilma - 2011-10-31 10:55

    It seems the trend is you think that you turn invisible when you are in high places, and he has just joined the ranks of presidents and politicians who wandered down the same road. Bottom line is that a man's brain shorts out when he gets an erection. There is just not enough blood to run both ;)

  • Shirley - 2011-10-31 10:56

    You are right-you SHOULD of known better! As for the fact youre sorry- you are,sorry you got caught! You are a public figure and are in government which spends millions on aids campaigns,which are wasted when supposed role models like yourself and zuma behave in such a careless way. You dont have the right to ask for privacy,your salary is paid by the citizens of this country. As for the fact that you dont have any proof wether or not the woman is pregnant is irrelevant,you have still caused shame and hurt to your children and loved ones.

  • Gail - 2011-10-31 11:06

    This sounds a bit like Zuma's story when he was charged with rape by the women he had sex with despite his several wives.See what happens when a leader does NOT lead with integrity and gets away with it. Now his cadres can claim he set the precedent and they have done only what he did and expect to be rapped over the knuckles while privately laughing all the time at the stupidity of their people.

  • Kurt - 2011-10-31 13:15

    We all know who is out to get him really!!!

  • tumelo2 - 2011-10-31 13:23

    life in the Trash lane

  • Roberta - 2011-10-31 13:30

    Every time these guys open their zips, their brains fall out! Isn't your wife good enough, Mbalula? As a public figure you can't "order" people to leave you alone. As henry.hattingh stated - get out of the kitchen if it gets too hot! And what is more disgusting that he tried the court to suppress the story. Bit of coward - he mde his bed, now he must lie in it.I also heard the rumour that she was pregnant, and that he said the condom broke. Well - if it did, it will teach him to use government issue. With his salary he could buy some decent ones - I would insist on that!!

  • Morgan - 2011-10-31 13:35

    Just get out it's very hot and you can't stand the heat.

  • primetimeacc - 2011-10-31 14:06

    You lost the right to privacy when: a. you became a minister - everything you do and say is subject to publice scutiny. Please give us ministers of integruity in government. b more so, you opened your mouth on morality and put a large foot in it!!!!

  • tumelo2 - 2011-10-31 14:19

    Life in The Trash Lane

  • cilla.webster1 - 2011-10-31 15:14

    Typical! He humiliates his wife because his affair has become and she knew nothing about it and then he was privacy. Don't they understand the concept of a public figure or leading by example?

  • hlatshwayo.sibongile - 2011-10-31 15:22

    Mr. Mbalula is total wrong, not leading by example.

  • JohhnyBGood - 2011-10-31 15:50

    Apologised !? Hahahaha, he only did that once he knew he painted himself into a corner. If he wasn't caught out, would he still have apologised? Me thinks not! Tried to get it stifled and when that failed, he was in trouble. Being a minister puts you in the public domain. There is no privacy there, sorry mate.

      saytoodles - 2011-11-01 11:55

      He wasn't caught out, He came out cause he didn't wanna be blackmailed by the woman.

  • Rodney - 2011-10-31 16:09

    The sooner the better Mr Mbalula

  • Peter - 2011-10-31 16:36

    yes and i dont want to be discriminated against because i am white, guess we both not gonna get what we want!

  • Heinrich - 2011-10-31 19:24

    Funny thing this. This is the man Tokyo Sexwale upheld as an example when he defended Julius Malema. Remember ? ("Have mercy on Malema") This man does not have to apologise. He only does what one can expect from the ANC. If you were receiving a huge salary, getting a lot of perks and have nothing else to do than hang around night clubs and go to sports events, you probably will end up the same. My same old question : Has this man done anything for the South African public over the past year, that justifies even one month's salary?

  • Guy - 2011-11-08 10:53

    fikile the primary rule in any affair is 'DO NOT GET CAUGHT' you did not know or paid attention to this rule. Now you will as a public person have to face the music .You have lost enormous face and probably be the laughingstock of your colleques No matter what else your wife is never going to forget this.