The DA and EFF have urged Government to take more measures against Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams. Her earlier transgression of lockdown regulations, when a picture of her dining at Mduduzi Manana’s house with several other people went viral on social media, sparked outrage amongst citizens and politicians alike.
Minister of communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, paid an admission of guilt fine of R1,000 and has been suspended for two months, one of which will be unpaid. She was forced to President Ramaphosa and the public for her behaviour.
Phumzile van Damme of the Democratic Alliance, however, said that the fine was not enough for a high-ranking politician. “Ministers have an additional burden as members of Parliament and as leaders in society to set an example for the rest of the country and I believe that there needs to be far greater political accountability exercised.”
EFF’s Vuyani Pambo said that no one was above the law. He opened a case against Ndabeni-Abrahams. “As the EFF, we took the necessary steps to make sure that the law reaches those that think they are special and unreachable. We are all equal under the law.”