You did not say what you are running. Ubuntu Mate 16.04? An install on top of Ubuntu (Unity)? A PPA install?
I could not reproduce this on 16.04. Trying this on 17.04 did not give the same results, but did break the sound icon on the desktop.
When you say you reinstalled, how did you do this?
A reinstall can be done in terminal by entering:
sudo apt install --reinstall mate-control-center mate-control-center-common