Kelly Khumalo ask when she’ll be getting her relief money R150-million from the government


Kelly Khumalo ask when she’ll be getting her relief money R150-million from the government

Kelly Khumalo has shared her disappointment about not making the list of beneficiaries for the department of sport, arts and culture’s R150-million Covid-19 relief fund She said after surviving quite 50 days under the nationwide lockdown, she still hasn’t seen any financial relief from the department.

Taking to Instagram, Kelly shared a video during which she addresses her grievances. Using her playful French-like accent, Kelly said she couldn’t wait to ascertain money in her checking account because the government had promised. Just before i’m going gym within the garden, I realised I had a really important question to ask the govt and department of sports, arts and culture. I looked in my checking account and that i don’t see anything.

“This may be a gentle reminder to mention , ‘My sweet, you’re promising to help artists but I don’t see anything in my checking account . So, I’m just saying, when am I getting to see you because i’m expecting you. In April, sports, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa announced a R150m relief fund for the world to assist artists affect the economic meltdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

TshisaLIVE has seen an inventory of beneficiaries of the department’s relief fund. It includes 114 different individuals, organizations, and foundations. The relief fund has been a subject of hysteria and debate among creatives ever since its announcement, with musicians including Thandiswa Mazwai questioning the minister about how it might be implemented.

“Nathi Mthethwa, can (you) maybe answer a number of our questions. What percentage of lost gig money will we get? Do overseas gigs count? Will we pay tax on it?” Thandiswa asked on Twitter. The minister answered Thandiswa’s questions, saying the department would use its “discretion”, supported the strength of a private artist’s application, to work out how they’re paid.