Sheila Senkubuge Wiki
Sheila Senkubuge resigned from her position days after she was placed on special leave. She is accused of having sex with Tshwane Mayor Steven Mokgalapa at the officer and sharing confidential information about colleagues in the subway.
In his resignation letters seen by EWN, Senkubuge thanks the DA for giving him the opportunity to serve as a black and younger MMC. Mokgalapa and Senkubuge have denied being in a romantic relationship. The mayor has described a filtered audio recording that is believed to be that of the couple discussing confidential information about their colleagues and participating in sexual relations as blackmail. John Moody of the district attorney said: “I also believe that a private citizen has filed criminal charges that he could be under the control of the voters … That is for the IEC to handle.”
South Africans are at it again. They say it was wrong for Sheila Senkubuge to become a councilor because she is a Ugandan. But nobody has the temerity to question this Italian lady Natasha Mazzone’s nationality. Her father is from Italy & her mother is from England. Self-hate! pic.twitter.com/qXnMclE6nc
— Xabiso Mtwana (@MtwanaXabiso) November 30, 2019
Sheila Senkubuge Resign
In her four-page resignation letter, Senkubuge said she was stepping down as MMC and as PR Councillor and noted there had been attempts to “vilify” her and remove focus from her work in the office.
Stevens Mokgalapa ‘special leave’
On Sunday, November 24, 2019, a 30-minute audio clip was leaked online, which was supposedly a conversation between the couple. The recording suggested that there was a sexual relationship between them and immediately provoked calls from the ANC and the DA in Tshwane for the mayor of the DA to resign. They can also be heard mocking some of their colleagues.
Following the controversy, Mokgalapa was placed on special leave and on Thursday, November 28, 2019, a motion of distrust against him failed. The district attorney appointed Abel Tau as interim mayor while the party reaches the bottom of the accusations.