Watch: Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’ apology for violating lockdown rules

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was asked by president Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver a public apology to the nation after violating lockdown regulations.

“The president has reprimanded the minister and directed her to deliver a public apology to the nation,” said Khuselo Diko the spokesperson to the president.

Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams was summoned by the president on Tuesday 07 April where Ramaphosa expressed disapproval of the minister’s actions where she visited the home of Mduduzi Manana who hosted luncheon.

The minister’s actions undermined the requirement that all citizens should stay at home and help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I regret the incident and i’m deeply sorry for breaching the lockdown regulations,” said Ms Ndabeni Abrahams in her apology.

The minister also added that she hopes South Africans will forgive her for breaching the lockdown regulations and also confirmed that she has been put of special leave for two months.