Another love child for MEC
IT does not rain but pour for Free State MEC for Tourism and Economic Affairs Msebenzi Zwane.
After Sunday World reported last week that Zwane fathered a child with one of his married senior managers and allegedly wrecked her marriage, insiders have told of another child Zwane fathered with a department secretary five years ago.
She works for the Free State Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Zwane, who is ANC treasurer in the province, was MEC of this department at the time the child was born in 2009.
The 32-year-old woman put down the phone when asked about her relationship with Zwane.
Zwane said: “Last week you published a story without my consent. I was in hospital and wasn ’ t going to die there. I would have responded. I will be taking that matter as well as this current matter to my lawyers.”
Zwane ’ s wife, Topsy, the speaker of Phumelela Local Muni- cipality in Vrede, said she was being admitted to hospital and couldn ’ t comment immediately on her husband ’ s shenanigans.
A public servant in Zwane ’ s department claimed that the MEC and the secretary are still in a relationship and that Zwane has bought her a new Mercedes CClass with personalised number plates. “Everybody in the department knows they are involved. That guy is misusing state resources to curry favour with female public servants.”