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Council members violated act over COVID-19 relief funds

Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, says National Arts Council members broke the law.

He was releasing a report into missing COVID-19 relief funds set aside for artists.

The minister says those responsible will be held accountable.

Meanwhile, funds illegally paid to people from the Artist Relief Fund will have to be paid back.

Earlier this year it was reported that R300m meant for the artist’s relief fund was misallocated.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Gospel star Winnie Mashaba ditches her husband of 16 years

Gospel musician and TV presenter Winnie Mashaba has separated from her husband of 16 years. The O Mohau Messiah hitmaker has also allegedly dropped Makgogo Makgopa from her management team and is now being managed by Tswako Music and Projects, which is owned by Makgopa’s nephew Khaitjadi.

Winnie Mashaba

The Amahubo Gospel series presenter declined to comment on the separation this week, saying she did not want to discuss her private life out of respect for her in-laws and “any possible future in-laws”. Learn More

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