- Kelly Khumalo has accused Minister Nathi Mthethwa of not caring about artists
- Kelly Khumalo suggested that entertainers should move in with Mthethwa and live off his salary
- Other tweeps agreed with Kelly and shared that Minister Mthethwa is "useless"
Kelly Khumalo took to social media recently to share her thoughts on Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa. The Empini singer has accused Mthethwa of not caring about Mzansi artists amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kelly and many other artists have shared their financial struggles on social media and have used their platforms to call Mthethwa out for not financially assisting them during the pandemic.
Many artists have shared that they are struggling to pay their bills and to put food on the table since the Mzansi lockdown began. The entertainers depend on gigs and events to make money so they could take care of themselves. They cannot make money during this time due to lockdown regulations. Kelly tweeted on Monday, 8 February:
"So @NathiMthethwaSA sees nothing wrong with what’s happening to artists and the entertainment industry at large? Oh I forgot he doesn’t care."
A tweep took to her comment section and commented:
"Morning to you too my sister, yeah bear in mind that his salary is never been affected, so its guluva for himself kinda statement from the minister."
Kelly then suggested that all artists affected by the lockdown should move in with the minister and live off his salary.
"I suggest that we must all move in with him. Sonke siyodla lesalary yakhe."
Other tweeps also joined the conversation and agreed with Kelly that Mthethwa doesn't care about them.
"He is not moved at all. The industry doesn’t exist according to them."
"Useless that one."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported a few months back that Kelly Khumalo took 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."
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