The Squanderer Of Millions Of Artists’ Money Put Under Surveillance

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So, the police get regular updates for their investigations and stakeholders get a fill-in to trigger action. Accordingly, the National Arts Council (NAC) shambles-of-shenanigans receive deserved attention. 

Kwek’!!!!! Ntozakuthi, sithetha ngomba wophando lorhwaphilizo. Ewe! The probe, ukusitsho, into ye maladministration in the R300 Million of Artists’ PESP funding. Ooh! A cesspit of a stinky mess of brown pool stuff. The trigger of Fraud and Corruption: SEOU Enquiry CAS 01/05/2021 PESPS. So, an invitation stands. Anyone with information to nail the culprits in the matter can contact Lieutenant Colonel Moloko at MolokoMamsy@saps.gov. 

Of course, there is also that probe. Yes, under case number 233/10/2020, into NAC’s ubuqhenseba (fraud) and unlawful surplus funds business of a decade. We are talking about things of R342 million of Artists’ Money moved around in exclusive circles. In the meantime, in playing fruitless expenditure censorship board games, the NAC canvases the courts with Artists’ Money. All this to avoid accounting for scandals of squanderous use of Artists’ Millions.

 

Calls To Put The NAC Under More Scrutiny And Administration

Bye-the-bye, those with hawk eyes in law enforcement agency circles read with investigative glee the publication of the story: https://thivi.co.za/the-nac-squander-and-stash-millions-of-starving-artists/

Moreover, the narrative causes other creative sector peeps to talk and mobilize. Thus the South African Promoters Association (SAMPA) calls on…, Actually, they want “President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Portfolio Committee on Arts, Culture and Heritage to put National Arts Council (NAC) under Administration.”

On their dispatch, dated 21 August, SAMPA further says the NAC has become a battleground for egos and power mongers looking at stealing the Artists’ Money. “We already know Minister Nathi Mthethwa will do nothing about what is going on at NAC,” adds SAMPA.

Ngapha Democratic Alliance has filed a complaint and wants questions answered in the portfolio committee about the NAC surplus shenanigans business. On top of that, fired interim NAC CEO Marion Mbina Mthembu is said to dish out – you know- an NAC soup-stew of beans on the portfolio committee’s table.

Now Is The Time For The Roasting Of The Rot At The NAC

So, are other creative sector organizations saying anything or planning to take action regarding the squandering of Artists’ Money at the NAC?

Pity, numerous calls to Joy Mbewana lends on a voice mail. A WhatsApp message sent to her gets blue-ticked. Mbewana is President of the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa.

Enters, therefore, the President of the South African Roadies Association (SARA), Freddie Nyathela. He speaks of a Chickens Coming Home to Roost Festival at the NAC.

“Hay’ labantu badlulele. Haay-maan! They are too much. It is worse. From our side as SARA, we have been saying -all along- there is rotting in the NAC. Hence they have been intent on muzzling SARA. Manje naku, bheka kuyazi velela because where there is rot…, Yes, izibungu – the worms are just coming out the festering NAC. So, it is time relevant law enforcement agencies step in and save, from corrupt elements, the artists but most all…,” 

Then Nyathela launches into Stimela’s See The World Through The Eyes Of The Child and Soweto, Save the Children.

“Yeah! The most important thing here is to liberate the present and future of the African child and those still to be born. It does not matter from which angle you look. At the end of day, the shenanigans things happening at the NAC are at the expense of African children and those not yet born.” 

Sibongile Mngoma is not reachable for comment. But good enough is her sentiments found in the “Dear Creatives” dispatch posted on the Iam4theArts Facebook page.

“There’s a horror-sized story unfolding at the NAC. All in the name of making sure the money (that is) meant for YOU (Artists) doesn’t reach YOU. (But) The tide is turning, and I sincerely hope those who have been party to this will have the conscience to speak out and save us (Artists) from more abuse.”

Gabi Le Roux, the producer of Mandoza’s hit Nkalakatha, is General Secretary of the Trade Union for Musicians of South Africa. According to him, ‘TUMSA prefers to give NAC a fair opportunity to prove they have learnt important lessons from the 2020/21 NAC PESP grand distribution. And that they have now put the necessary measures in place to execute this urgent and important mandate with integrity, skills and professionalism.’

In conclusion, a special delivery from the wires says…,

Gauteng structures of a national organization in the arts have put a motion forward. Yeah! Things of paying a little visit to the NAC. Nothing scary, like those of Abahlali Base NAC. Well, the word is the intention is to seek answers and the truth about recent media reports about the NAC. 

Of course, the NAC is to get told to say…,

‘Look, whatever the games you are up to here, do know that we – The Arts and Creative Community- are up to here- ons is gatvol. So, ensure that the R180 million of Artists’ PESP Money is distributed among its rightful owners (The Artists) and on schedule, ne. Eintlik! Yazini, you must add that R65 Million of Artists’ Money you stashed at the South African Reserve Bank. The artists want it so, Akusheshe!

Indeed, bakwethu! Izindinda ze NAC azipheli. Thamelani isiqephu esilandelayo ngokuzayo. 

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