South African mayor, Jonas White, is being investigated by police for allegedly sending inappropriate photos to his deputy, including one of his erect penis covered in cream and decorated with a strawberry.
White, mayor of Cederberg municipality, also allegedly offered his deputy Lorna Scheepers a private trip for the two of them to Durban at municipal expense. Details of these incidents were contained in an affidavit submitted by Ms Scheepers to the Western Cape executive committee of the ANC.
Songezo Mjongile, secretary of the African National Congress in the province, confirmed that the party was investigating the allegations. Police spokesman Novela Potelwa also confirmed the investigation.
However, White's spokesman Anthony Mlata had a different view. "The mayor does not recall sending inappropriate messages to any of the citizens in the municipal area in his official capacity," Mlata said.