Vatiswa Ndara Further Bloodies The Nose Of Minister Nathi Mthethwa

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Ewu! Madoda namakhosikazi, the makahambe-famba asisakufuni volume is getting turned up. 

Bakwethu uNyambose is starring at ikhadi elibomvu. Bamshaya la…, Yes, la. Some mense in the arts and creative sector, hulle slaan om met a rooi-red card tussen die oë. Jonga sana, uminister of Sports, Arts and Culture -Nathi Mthethwa-is getting a finger (right, left and centre) as a monumental failure. He is said to have fallen flat on improving (broadly) the prospects or life of artists and advancing the South African arts and creative sectors to greater heights.

“The way things are for actors in South Africa makes it hard to enjoy the journey of creating. Actors end up focusing more on trying to get through the day. The journey (then) becomes more about trying to make a living, and the magic of being creative falls off.”  

The above quote is from a marvel to watch actress Vatiswa Viola Ndara. It got lifted from her page-turner treatise titled Unfiltered.

In the volume speaking volumes about local Showbiz, all dem bontshisi get spilt- alles…, brown, black, red, white, kidney beans…, Too much is the stink. Ndara did try to bring to the attention of minister Mthethwa the exploitation, hazardous and slave working conditions many artists and technical practitioners get subjected to in the local film and television sector. It would appear the subsequent get-together between Mthethwa and Ndara was merely one of those PR pranks. On the part of officialdom, a we must be seen to (acting like) do something thingis of politicians. Meanwhile, fokol gets done.

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Nathi The Ghoster

Ndara puts it on record that she got ghosted by Mthethwa (something he is said to specialise in) when she tried to follow up with him on the urgent matter of fixing the local Showbiz and creative sector. The minister initially met Ndara after she penned an open letter revealing ukuthi hay’ kusimbakele and kuyanuka on many local film and television sets. However, attempts to follow up with the minister drew a blank. Well, after all, the media and all got successfully served the deceitful wink of ‘the matter is receiving attention.’ Ndara’s noise got managed and faded into nothingness. On his part Mthethwa passed some of the buck to the department of employment and labour.

Vatiswa Ndara’s Book Is A Worthy Read

Hopefully, the censorship board at the SABC will not interfere with the Vatiswa Ndara interview. She has a date with Ayabonga Cawe from 8.15 pm tonight (24 November 2022) on Metro FM.

Because hey Ndara leaves few stones unturned about the mess in the local film and television sector. From naming a SABC pervert that hinted at having a piece of her cookie in exchange for a television news reading job…, To an actor-producer that felt he was entitled to have sex with her in return for a gig.

Ndara cast the stage light on the hypocrisy, deceit, disrespect and cruelty abanye abantwana goes through in local Showbiz. Moreover, there is also a sad episode with a powerful advocate. Ndara names and accuses him of raping her in his marital home. Well, the is no name that gets spared. Look, some so-called black excellence types come out stinking of pooh in the book. In addition, the back-stabbing, cowardice and noma yini sister or grootman mentality in the showbiz world gets its moments of mentions in the book. The eye-opening read comes highly recommended from apha kwa ThiVi Network.

Pss! You might have to psychologically and emotionally prepare yourself because …, Yo!

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The Open Sores Of Nathi To Which Ndara Adds Letswayi

Well, in isiNdebele sase Zim dem they will say…, ‘Aaah! Akula member…, In nearly ten years, akula lutho okubonakalayo okukuyenzile lokhuya okomuntu.’ Cala mos, Ndara’s book drops at a time the ANC elective conference is on the horizon. Therefore, the South African music Promoter’s Association (SAMPA) calls on ANC Conference delegates not to include Mthethwa in the NEC at its December elective conference. You see, the narrative and mobilisation are that the artists and creative sector vote counts big time. Therefore come the 2024 National elections, enemies of artists ought to get punished.

Thus the SAMPA chronicles of the past weeks partly read as follows…,

“ANC members eligible to vote for members of the NEC, do you honestly think after all that you know about minister Nathi Mthethwa that he deserves to be part of the NEC of the ANC and be deployed again as minister of sports arts and culture? After all the pain and suffering South African artists went through under his leadership, you want to reward him?” Furthermore, SAMPA points to a report by the Auditors General. Highlighted in it is that under the watch of Mthethwa, his department wasted R104 Million.

More Charges Leveled Against Mthethwa

As we write, the National Arts Council (NAC), which reports to Mthethwa, is on a back-and-forth hipping and hopping from the frying pan onto the fire and back into boiling oil. The NAC bungles include maladministration and mismanagement of R300 million meant to cushion and console artists during the COVID-19 lockdown. Add to that the stashing of R60 million at a time of desperate need for artists. Moreover, the NAC seems to spend more money on law firms extinguishing fires for them than serving – with distinction- artists and the creative sector. 

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Even More Smoke

Then through Mthethwa’s department, there was the Living Legends Legacy Project, established in 2015. It would, among others, focus on identifying the most monumental creative figures of South Africa and grow and elevate visibility for the arts in the country. Oho! Kuphi la? In 2019, chairperson of the project, Welcome Msomi, got arrested. About R8 million that got meant to go towards the project yavele yamila izinyawo. Wathini or wenzani uNathi?

Another then is the plus R54 million BongaNathi Mzansi Philharmonic Orchestra yekhethelo. It got many smelling some corruption rats. Ah! Remember the audacity to want to spend R22 million on a flag thingy, by Mthethwa, right at the time when artists were starving owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. Back in July, Bonang Matheba called for Mthethwa to resign. According to her, he is…, 

“So damn useless!!” A sentiment that Ndara and many other echoes.

An Bleak Future Under Nathi Mthethwa

 But then again, rumour has it uNathi has president Cyril Ramaphosa by the Nuts deur daai ding of Marikana. Remember, Nathi was minister of Police at the time of umshophi of the massacre of mine workers. So, the grapevine has it Nathi has his costume and voice ready should Ramaphosa make it back as president. Ehe! Mthethwa is on standby to belt out all the parts of Destiny’s Child’s hit song Survivor, complete with Oh’s!

Some months ago, a New24 piece said the future of the creative industry is bleak with Mthethwa in charge. Hence SAMPA says…,

Asimfuni Thina Unathi Kwi Arts And Culture

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