Simphiwe Dana has slammed the Minister of Sports

Simphiwe Dana has slammed the Minister of Sports

Simphiwe Dana


Simphiwe Dana has slammed the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa saying he is useless as a minister. This as artists have been struggling to make ends meet ever since lockdown has started. She also took aim at his spokesperson Masechaba Ndlovu saying she too is useless.

When lockdown started, Nathi convened a sector meeting with the entertainers and they discussed issues they could possibly face as a result of the lockdown.

Simphiwe Dana
Minister Nathi announced that he would be allocating R150 million to the sector to provide much-needed relief. Since events were postponed, they will create programs such as live streams, to make sure that artists entertain their legions of fans during the lockdown period.

Many artists applied for the COVID-19 relief fund but many were not approved and were forced to find other means to survive.

Simphiwe Dana

Simphiwe Dana has never shied away from expressing her views on social media and making people catch the heat. This time Nathi and his spokeswoman were on the firing line and Dana gave it to them straight.
Simphiwe Dana
“I’m finally understanding we have a useless minister of arts and culture! I tried, because I love him, and I love you! But I owe you the truth. I know what this means for me in government. I still wish they will be kind.”

Simphiwe, as the breadwinner said she can now finally pay for her bills after suffering months of not being able to organise gigs.

“For the first time in a while, I can pay for bills. You don’t know what it means to me. South Africa do better by your artists! This is so embarrassing.

Masechaba Ndlovu

“I’m saying this because I’ve not been able to pay my bills. I understand I’m a higher tier artist! I’m just scared for the ones! And Whether they’re ok. I think I’m talking to my government at this point and asking for them to be kinder to us. We work, we don’t deserve this!”

“And then he got that useless spokesperson who just hates everyone. And I still loved him through it all. I’m now done! I hope he knows that even this action is an act of love!”

Veteran actress Linda Sebezo shocked many when she revealed that she had to survive off of her mother’s pension money for bread.

“I just received an email that my application to the Basa relief fund has been declined because they have reached capacity. I ask again, sizolithaphi ke usizo?…I have to rely on my mother’s pension to put food on the table, such a sad reality,” she said in a Facebook post

“On the other hand I had to pay fees for my daughter who attends a private institution and I didn’t have money to pay for her then.

“I work hard every month to raise R40 000 to pay my bond, car, and school fees. All of a sudden everything got stuck. My heart was very heavy when I saw my mom buying bread for us,” she opened up.