- Musician Chomee allegedly received R2 million from the National Arts Council
- A source claimed that the singer bought a new car after receiving the money, which was meant for an online broadcasting project
- The star's company, Divatainment, was in the process of deregistration when it received the money from Minister Nathi Mthethwa's department
Chomee has allegedly received millions from the Arts and Culture department. The musician's company Divatainment reportedly got a payment of over R2 million from the National Arts Council (NAC).
The star's NAC proposal reportedly stated that the funds were meant for an online broadcasting project which never saw light of day.
Divatainment was also in the process of deregistration when it received the cash, according to Companies Intellectual Property Commission records.
Daily Sun reports that their source told them Chomee bought herself a new whip as soon as the money was deposited into her bank account.
Nathi Mthethwa's spokesperson Masechaba Ndlovu told the publication that the minister was aware of the allegations and was dealing with the matter.
Another source added that it was strange how companies linked directly and indirectly to 999 boss, Arthur Mafokate, received funding from the NAC. Tweeps have shared mixed reactions after reading about Chomee's millions. Check out some of the comments below:
"How nauseating is that reply from Masechaba Ndlovu?? 'The minister is dealing with it', is he really or she is being dismissive of the real issue here?"
"I am not shocked at all. This is the ANC government we're talking about."
"I said it before and I will say it again, Arthur is just 50% of the problem and the other 50% is the government officials who keep approving his applications while other artists are starving. The taps are closed at NLC, now he is milking the NAC with officials."
"Arthur and his family received close to R10 million??.. Mthethwa has no answers!! My prayers are with all the artists that have been sleeping at the NAC offices. The creative sector needs a new minister!!"
"Arthur and Chomee are active members of @MYANC, so it makes sense that they were well looked after. I mean it's ANC we are talking about, looting is their thing."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported recently that veteran Mzansi musician Chicco Twala slammed Arthur Mafokate after he reportedly shared that he's also financially struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Arthur, who is a famous Kwaito musician, recently applied for the National Arts Council grant. Chicco feels that rich people like Arthur do not deserve the relief funds aimed at helping struggling Mzansi people amid the pandemic.
Chicco penned a lengthy open letter to Arthur slamming him for applying for these funds. Chicco said the 999 boss' action diminishes the chances of other Mzansi artists who are really struggling to access them.
The letter was shared on Twitter by @CoruscaKhaya. In the letter Chicco says:
"Seeing you and some members of your family being approved for over R5m of monies that are earmarked for Covid relief is a clear sign that you want everything for yourself."
Chicco criticised Arthur for "abusing systems" that are meant to advance their sector for his own personal gain.
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