Thembisa calls for the arrest of the minister

Thembisa calls for the arrest of the minister


Artists are calling for the humanities and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to resign, as they need not received a cent from the funds earmarked to be distributed to them during the pandemic.

Award-winning actress and television presenter Thembisa ‘Liyema’ Nxumalo is that the recent artist to call out minister on social media.

She wants minister Mthethwa to resign.
She tweeted: “Then he must resign and hand himself over to the police.”

The Unmarried star was responding to a Radio 2000 tweet which stated that the Minister is taking action against the officials implicated within the mismanagement of funds following the reports that R300 million that was meant to help artists has disappeared.

The tweet read: “Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa says the National Arts Council is taking action against senior officials implicated within the mismanagement of funds. it has been reported that R300 million earmarked to be disbursed to artists during the pandemic has disappeared #sabcnews.”


Thembisa isn’t the primary artist to involve the resignation of the minister.
Last month Malika Ndlovu told eNCA that the minister lacks vision.
Malika may be a Durban-born poet, playwright, performer, and project manager.

“ We are calling for a replacement of leadership because we feel that obviously leadership plays a fundamental role in seeing that a department fulfills its mandate which there are effective management and implementation processes that happen,” she told the publication.

Other celebrities also weigh in on the matter.
Award-winning actress Rami Chuene tweeted: “I’ll be going about my business and boom! Min Nathi Mthethwa crosses my mind then ke be naar with immediate effect. What a yerrr!”

Rapper Nomuzi Mabena responded: “Every time someone says the name Nathi Mthethwa to me I jokingly say “who’s that?” & this tweet is strictly why.”

DJ Mdeva said South Africans must not allow this to hold on.
“Amazing, whenever there’s corruption, people pretend as if they weren’t aware and make a press release to cover behind to pretend as if they are doing not support corruption. We must not allow this to hold on as South Africans, we cannot allow this”

Artists have tried in some ways to urge their voices heard, others are camping at the NAC offices in Johannesburg, members of the Cultural and artistic Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) began a fast and sit-in at the offices of the Northern Cape MEC of Sports, Arts, and Culture in Kimberley.