Minister Gayton McKenzie Unveils Damning List of Covid-19 Relief Beneficiaries

South Africans are buzzing with reactions after the Ministry of Sports, Arts, and Culture, led by Gayton McKenzie, released the list of beneficiaries of the government Covid-19 relief funds.

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Scores of Celebrities Exposed for Receiving Government Covid-19 Relief Funds

On Wednesday, the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture released a damning list of beneficiaries.

This comes as Gayton McKenzie had been threatening for days to publish the list to expose the corruption and mismanagement he discovered within the department.

The list revealed scores of celebrities and entertainers who received substantial funds from the government’s Covid-19 relief program at the height of the pandemic, between 2020 and 2021.

Prominent recipients included Arthur Mafokate and his son, the Rebecca Malope Foundation, Kelly Khumalo, Busiswa Gqulu, Dumisani Mbebe, Bethusile Mcinga and her mother Lusanda.

Additionally, socialite Mohale Motaung, podcaster MacG, The Kiffness (David Scott), Masasa Mbangeni,  Khanyo Maphumulo, Jessica Mbangeni, Kholeka Sosibo, were among those who received funds.

In total, over R72 million was distributed to 3,962 artists during the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Check out the list here

Social Media Erupts Over Ministry’s Covid-19 Relief Fund Beneficiaries Reveal

The damning list has sparked a wide variety of reactions on social media as netizens weigh in. Many users expressed shock at some of the celebrities who received government funding as they questioned what they used the money for.

Here are some of the reactions;

@MVProJileka;

White South Africans are benefiting more from the government. As for Arthur Mafokate and his son, that is the greed they talk about in the Bible.

@ChrisExcel102;

Mohale Motaung got R75K from our tax plus that online Job go teach Kids maths 😭

This boy reaped is us Off 😭😭😭

@MaileMkm;

The majority of beneficiaries seem to have “white names”. The very whites who constantly talk nonsense about Government?

@TheGeneral_11;

Sad how the government wasted so much money on some people that even the public knows nothing about their art
Seems like everyone that knew how to apply got approved.

@Ori_RSA;

The Kiffness (David Scott) who always trashed black-led government of the ANC online benefited from it😂😂😂. Lord Gayton exposed a lot of hypocrites

@sanelenkosix;

Mohale Motaung received R75 000 from Arts & Culture for the COVID relief funds for his company Glam Troupe that last operated in October 2020

By audrey

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