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[LISTEN] New tape of former Sliema mayor Joanna Gonzi released
Former Sliema mayor Joanna Gonzi allegedly heard suggesting warden should fine “owner’s association” for garbage placed outside, irrespective of who paced it there.
8 March 2012, 12:00am
In a recording released today, allegedly of the former Sliema mayor, Joanna Gonzi is heard suggesting a warden should fine the "owner's association" for garbage placed outside a block of apartments.
"I suggest that a warden issues a fine. He doesn't need to go and stand outside the door. But he should go ahead and issue a fine if he sees that a garbage bag is dumped where it shouldn't be," Gonzi is heard saying.
When she is asked who should be fined, Gonzi says "the owner's association".
She goes on to add, "then those of the block can be left fighting among themselves".
Asked what would happen if someone else from another block places the garbage outside the apartment block, Gonzi says: "I find it very hard to believe."
This is the third recording to be released of Gonzi. Yesterday evening, after the release of a second tape in which Gonzi allegedly is heard saying she wished Labour councillor Martin Debono's mother died of a heart attack, the former Sliema mayor said that the recording was "false".
"I have reasons to suspect that this is a case of falsification and manipulation of a recording, made for political purposes in order to undermine my integrity," Gonzi said, warning that she could also take legal action.
One News replied the recordings were authentic.
Attempts by MaltaToday to contact Gonzi have so far proven futile.