Shimza accused of using his bae to score government tenders

Shimza accused of using his bae to score government tenders

 
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Today, Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane are going to be having a ministerial cookoff with media personality and “chef” Somizi Mhlongo. This event is claimed to revive South Africa’s tourism industry by attracting people to the world . Also it’s a part of the upcoming budget vote 2021.

With Somizi’s star power, their plan might just work. However, with every “positive” story, it always attracts negative reception from people. this point tweeps acknowledged a loophole with the entire initiative. The event are going to be happening at Shimza’s popular restaurant ‘The Hang Awt’ which is in Tembisa.
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The minister, in her defense said such events are popular round the world and this is often done to enhance tourism within the country. “I will hosting this event with
@somizi & actually request those that criticise this event to travel and check Celebrity Cook shows which may be a global trend. We plan to work with all SAns in rebuilding the Tourism Sector.”
Shimza accused of using his bae to score government tenders
Of course people aren’t buying it and one among the people vocal about it’s Nota Baloyi who said Shimza’s political connections have always worked in his favour.

“Shimza has been benefitting from political connections for years. He called me a moerskont but I don’t moerskont on taxpayer’s money. Khusela Diko was fired for allowing her husband to win PPE tenders and he later died of COVID19 complications. Athi’s boy toy will cost her!


Shimza skilled Nota’s tweets but people still grilled the DJ and wanted answers.

The questions on everybody’s minds are how did Shimza’s restaurant in Tembisa, The Hang Awt, get the tender from government and therefore the Department of Tourism to host the event. Many are questioning if the DJ even pitched for the tender or was his political connections, i.e his rumoured girlfriend Athi Geleba who works within the Presidency, allegedly help him catch on .


Athi Geleba works as Head of Digital Communications within the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa , so she might just be a really good connection. therein same event, media personality Somizi is that the chef for the day, which is why he’s getting dragged into this.

Defending himself, Shimza said the department approached him and his team for a venue and that they just merely agreed. Saying there’s no evil .


“This is that the department of tourism’s program, ask them what the method was, we were asked for a venue and that we agreed. There’s really nothing more here,” he responded.

He also said the govt suggested the event, not him nor Somizi.
“Somizi is in the least my events, Hang Awt nor myself didn’t suggest anything here, this is often the departments event.”