The Covid-19 pandemic caused a number of industries in Mzansi to come to a halt and the entertainment industry was affected too. Minister Nathi Mthethwa promised relief for artists but the funds apparently landed in the wrong hands.
Briefly.co.za takes a look at the reactions from rappers in Mzansi to the news about the funds.
The National Arts Council received R300 million to fight the challenges that the industry has been facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it has now been revealed that the funds were mismanaged.
Minister of Arts And Culture Nathi Mthethwa has publicly announced that he will be taking action against those who allegedly misused the funds that were meant to provide relief to artists during the pandemic.
Briefly.co.za complied a list of Mzansi rappers who reacted to the news that the Covid-19 funds were misused by others.
AKA was not impressed when he heard about what happened to the funds but most of all, he was actually shocked that there was such a thing as a National Arts Council. He tweeted:
"What is the National Arts Council? … and why have I never heard of it. Damn.”
The rapper was not happy with the news and failed to understand how R300 million has the ability to just "disappear". Taking to social media, Rouge aired her frustration.
“This whole Arts and culture chat is p****** me off honestly… How you putting '300 million' and 'disappeared' in the same sentence?“
L-Tido took the opportunity to talk about corruption in South Africa and showed that even though he was disappointed, he was not surprised at the turn of events.
“Corruption is such a regular occurrence, it’s not surprising anymore. The government has failed us time and time again! It’s a damn shame that black people are in power now and we are still oppressed," he said.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Chomee allegedly received millions from the Arts 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 the light of day.
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