- Simphiwe Dana has taken to social media to express her disgust in the arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa
- December has been the first time Dana and many other artists have actually been able to pay their bills and she feels Mthethwa could have done more
- Dana took to social media to state facts and share her story. Dana has no faith left in Mthethwa and made it known
Simphiwe Dana has taken to social media to let the people of Mzansi and the arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa know how disappointed she is in the lack of support artist were given during the national lockdown.
December has been the first time Dana and many other artists have actually been able to pay their bills. Dana feels that Mthethwa put little effort into fighting for relief for artists and that she is not going to keep quiet about it either.
Like many others, Dana took to social media to state facts and share her story. Dana has no faith left in Mthethwa and made it known. This whole situation was demeaning and Dana feels a lot more assistance could have been provided.
“For the first time in a while, I can pay for bills. You don’t know what it means to me. South Africa do better by your artists! This is so embarrassing ”
“I’m saying this because I’ve not been able to pay my bills. I understand I’m a higher tier artist! I’m just scared for the ones! And Whether they’re ok. I think I’m talking to my government at this point and asking for them to be kinder to us. We work, we don’t deserve this!”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that DJ Shimza is concerned about the escalating number of Covid-19 cases in Mzansi due to entertainment events. The musician has taken to social media to call Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa out for ignoring his proposal about cutting down on social gatherings.
Shimza took to Twitter on Monday, 14 December and shared that Mthethwa blue-ticked his proposal that would have seen artists continue with virtual events on TV. Shimza was one of the producers of a music show called #LockdownHouseParty on Channel O.
It used to play on Friday and Saturday night during the stricter levels of Mzansi's coronavirus lockdown.
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