Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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27 Sep 2021
7:02 am

Heads expected to roll over mismanaged Covid relief cash

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

The National Arts Council handed over a report to Mthethwa after an investigation into how Covid relief money was irregularly distributed.

Minister Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he wants all monies stolen from artists Covid-19 relief funds recovered and given to artists . On Monday, Mthethwa finally broke his silence on a forensic report into the alleged mismanagement of R300 million meant for Covid relief grants for artists.  The National Arts Council (NAC) has handed over a report to Mthethwa on an investigation it commissioned into how the relief money was irregularly distributed to various beneficiaries. Some successful applicants of the funds apparently received more than they asked for and for multiple projects, while thousands of artists continue to...