The City of Tshwane has laid a criminal complaint of extortion and blackmail at the Brooklyn Police Station.
The complaint comes after the release of an audio recording circulated on social media, which allegedly pointed to mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and his MMC for Roads and Transport Sheila Senkubuge having an inappropriate sexual relationship.
On Sunday in a statement, the City said it was made aware of the recording from an anonymous source and it received demands for the immediate reinstatements of four top officials in exchange for the clip not being made public.
Eusebius McKaiser says even though he wants to gather more facts on this particular story, he believes there are principled issues that need to be framed.
I don't give a damn about the sexual relations of elected officials and I don't care whether or not they have affairs. If two consenting adults are engaging in behaviour including cheating, that is their business and it has nothing to do with me.— Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter
He says where the issue gets interesting, is when these relations take place on the property that belongs to the public.
A caller named Sara-Jane says sex between consenting adults whether they are politicians or not, is fine.
However, these are people in a position of power and they need to be careful about how they use the power that they have.— Sara-Jane, Caller
McKaiser says he is interested in finding out where the alleged affair happened.
If you are bonking at work it's very different from finding a cheap motel somewhere else.— Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter
Mpho, a caller says when politicians are entrusted to hold important positions and in turn, have sex in city offices, these politicians are sending a bad message to junior staff members in the city.
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