Rapper AKA has taken aim at the South African government again. First, it was the alcohol ban, now it’s the Covid-19 relief fund.AKA slams artist Covid-19 relief fund – What can I do with 2 200 rands a month?
During a Twitter rant on Monday, the Fela Versace hitmaker expressed his disappointment at the R2 200 Covid-19 relief fund for artists.AKA slams artist Covid-19 relief fund.
In May, Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa announced that R150 million has been set aside to assist struggling artists and sports personalities, who were unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, the minister provided an update on how many artists and sportsmen and women have benefited from the relief fund.
In the midst of the Twitter debate, Charlie Marema posed a question: “Do you welcome Nathi Mthethwa’s relief package for artists?
AKA, who doesn’t mince his word, especially on social media responded: “What the fu** am I gonna do with R2 200 a month?”
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AKA’s question caused a stir on Twitter, with some stating he should be grateful he was getting R2 200 while many South Africans only receiving R350.
Give it to someone who needs it more.
— Marty (@MediaSurgeZA) August 3, 2020
“We get R350 a month bro….be grateful dammit,” said Nathi Mahlalela.
What the fuck am I gonna do with R2200 a month? https://t.co/ENte2s0wif
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 3, 2020
Oh I'm sorry, ordinary South African citizens got R350, you get 6 times that amount you complain. What do you think South African citizens have been doing with R350? Anijabuli nje… pic.twitter.com/p94GrRhCrr
— #PutSouthAfricansFirstNow (@t_siyabonga) August 3, 2020
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