The mayor can allegedly be heard calling various politicians names in the audio clip, including ones from his own party, the DA.
In audio circulating from an anonymous source, Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa can allegedly be heard having sex with the City’s roads and transport MMC, Sheila Senkubuge, allegedly in her office.
In the audio, which has been circulating widely on Sunday and causing a storm on Twitter, Mokgalapa can also allegedly be heard insulting ANC regional chairperson for Tshwane Dr Kgosi Maepa, calling Tshwane speaker Katlego Matheba a “witch” and calling former mayor Solly Msimanga’s policies “stupid”, as well as saying he has a “big head”.
It sounds like Mokgalapa in the audio, though in an age of deep fakes and disinformation, such things can be a hoax.
He also appears to discuss the firing of Tshwane mayor James Murphy as well as some of the city’s regional executive directors.
The allegations have since become fodder for social media, and people are tweeting about them under the hashtag #SexInTheCity.
The City has since responded by way of a statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that they viewed what they called an alleged extortion attempt against their mayor, Stevens Mokgalapa, in a serious light and considered it criminal.
Numerous attempts to get the mayor’s side of events before publication on Sunday were unsuccessful, and the mayoral spokesperson had not commented at the time of publication.
Senkubuge said she would return a call from The Citizen but did not do so.
Gauteng Democratic Alliance (DA) communications manager Charity McCord was also contacted, referring The Citizen to Gauteng DA leader John Moodey, who has not yet responded.
The leaked material comes a day after Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said his party would support a vote of no confidence against Mokgalapa.