Artists are calling for the Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to resign, as they have not received a cent from the funds earmarked to be distributed to them during the pandemic.
Award-winning actress and TV presenter Thembisa ‘Liyema’ Nxumalo is the recent artist to call out minister on social media. She tweeted: “Then he must resign and hand himself over to the police.
The Unmarried star was responding to a Radio 2000 tweet which stated that the Minister is taking action against the officials implicated in the mismanagement of funds following the reports that R300 million that was meant to assist artists has disappeared.
The tweet read: “Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa says the National Arts Council is taking action against senior officials implicated in the mismanagement of funds. It’s been reported that R300 million earmarked to be disbursed to artists during the pandemic has disappeared #sabcnews. Last month Malika Ndlovu told eNCA that the minister lacks vision. Malika is a Durban-born poet, playwright, performer, and project manager.
“ We are calling for a replacement of leadership because we feel that obviously leadership plays a fundamental role in seeing that a department fulfills its mandate and that there are effective management and implementation processes that happen,” she told the publication.
Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa says the National Arts Council is taking action against senior officials implicated in the mismanagement of funds. It’s been reported that R300 million earmarked to be disbursed to artists during the pandemic has disappeared #sabcnews
— Radio 2000 (@Radio2000ZA) March 23, 2021
Other celebrities also weigh in on the matter.
Award-winning actress Rami Chuene tweeted: “I’ll be going about my business and boom! Min Nathi Mthethwa crosses my mind then ke be naar with immediate effect. What a yerrr!”
Rapper Nomuzi Mabena responded: “Every time someone says the name Nathi Mthethwa to me I jokingly say “who’s that?” & this tweet is exactly why.
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