Thandi Moraka, Limpopo Arts and Culture MEC, has come under fire for allegedly forcing music icon Dr Thomas Chauke off stage. Moraka has denied showing any ill-will towards the Xitsonga legend.
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Limpopo MEC Thandi Moraka has denied allegations of tribalism after Dr Thomas Chauke's performance at the Mapungubwe Arts Festival was cut short two songs in.
The SABC reports that the Democratic Alliance wants to take legal action against the Sport, Arts and Culture head.
Moraka is accused of insulting the musician's legendary music, allegedly claiming it is too noisy and she doesn't understand the language, Briefly.co.za gathered.
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The MEC has denied the 'baseless' allegations that she had snatched the mic from Chauke, releasing the following statement in response:
“I did not grab the mic from the musician. I am the one who insisted on Chauke to be included in the line-up. These allegations are baseless. I don’t deal with artists, I was not even close to that process of managing the flow and movement of artists. I came onto the stage because they said, MEC, it is time for you to come and introduce the surprise artists. This is something that is so unfortunate and we need to apologise to Chauke and his supporters.”
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