Mngadi confirmed to TimesLIVE that he recorded the voicenote, and that he stood by his comments.
“Yes, it comes from me. I made more research about it. I know the matter of Pavilion [shopping centre], I know. I was at the garage, a truck came and parked and white people came and took boxes. You can see that it was for white people only. We sat with the garage staff and the process took about five hours. It adds up now; they were being given vaccines,” Mngadi claimed.
When asked by SowetanLIVE's sister publication TimesLIVE how he knew the contents of the boxes were a Covid-19 vaccines, Mngadi could not give an answer.
Mngadi is deployed to the city by the ANC.
The party's leader in the region, Bheki Ntuli, on Monday asked for time to listen to the clip. He had not responded by the time of publishing.
At a media briefing on Sunday, KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala spoke strongly against “5G conspiracies”. Zikalala urged residents to educate themselves about the virus.