KATLEGO MAMABOLO : LETTER OF RETRACTION AND APOLOGY TO MS MALAIKA MAHLATSI & MR MZWANDILE MASINA
Permit me to seize this opportunity and extend my regret and apology to Ms Malaika Mahlatsi for the defamatory allegations which i levelled against her on the 10th of May 2020, the nature of these allegations implicate her in academic dishonesty, as they create the impression that she is doing the PHD of Cllr Mzwandile Masina, this is not true and i therefore retract all statements which speak to that.
Furthermore i understand that these allegations have been very damaging to the integrity of the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Mzwandile Masina, an outstanding leader of society and academic, it is in that context that i offer my apology to him and put it on record that through his various academic achievements, he has demonstrated personal commitment to academic work.
Ms Malaika Mahlatsi and myself entered into a mutually consented relationship. I conduct a lot of business on the phone, and had installed a call recording application since last year. I regret that this tool was used to betray the trust birthed from our relationship as lovers, it was on the basis of that relationship that she shared with me her frustrations, it was never with the intentions to put the City of Ekurhuleni into disrepute.
Regardless of the many contradictions and imperfections between myself and Ms Mahlatsi, she is the most authentic and honest person i know.