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Review on the erection of the monumental flag

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to review decision to erect monumental flag. The flag at Freedom Park was set to cost R22-million. The minister says he has noted the public outcry over the envisaged flag.

The government’s plans have been met with outrage and criticism from citizens, political parties, and other groups following the department’s budget vote speech last week (10 May) where the costs were revealed.

Twitter has been abuzz after Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, defended the controversial multi-million rand flag project

South Africans took to twitter to share why they were not happy about the price tag attached to this SA flag. Here are their comments on the recent event about the flag monument

"Since 2019 all this guy could think about was a flag. Even when artists were struggling. It's 2023 and all he knows is flag. No sports facilities I townships, athletes struggle to get funding. All he knows is a flag"

"It depends on the purpose it seeks to serve and its significance thereof. At the moment, it is so unclear on how will it assist the citizens. And what exactly does he want to do."

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