- Kelly Khumalo wants her share of the R150 million Covid-19 relief fund for artists
- The singer has taken to social media to address her grievances to government
- In March, Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced the relief fund for the sector to help artists deal with the economic meltdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Kelly Khumalo has taken to social media to ask government about her share of the R150 million Covid-19 relief fund for artists.
The songstress is one of a number of Mzansi musicians who have complained to Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa about being in the dark about the promised relief fund.
Kelly has shared a video on Instagram where she pours out her grievances to government.
"Just before I go gym in the garden, I realised I had a very important question to ask the government and department of sports, arts and culture. I looked in my bank account and I don't see anything. This is a gentle reminder to say, 'My sweet, money is finished'.
"You are promising to assist artists but I don't see anything in my bank account. So, I'm just saying, when am I going to see you because I am expecting you. Money is finished."
On 25 March, Mthethwa committed R150 million towards a relief fund to assist artists, athletes, technical personnel and its core ecosystem to soften the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
TshisaLIVE has reports that it has seen a list of beneficiaries of the department's relief fund. It includes 114 different individuals, organisations and foundations.
Briefly.co.za has reported that Bongo Maffin's Stoan Seate is also feeling the Covid-19 pinch. Stoan took to social media to admit that his family's financial future no longer lies in the music industry. The star said this is the first time in 25 years he has felt this way.
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