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"Cabinet approved R22m flag without considering the cost" Full details below;

President Cyril Ramaphosa says while the questionable R22m "fantastic" flag project was endorsed by the cabinet, the public authority neglected the expense related with it. "Our kin have answered the issue of the expense that it isn't the most astute thing, right now, to proceed to set up a flag that will be so expensive cash," said Ramaphosa. He was talking during a commitment with the business local area in Carolina before the official imbizo in Mpumalanga.

Minister of sports, arts and culture Nathi Mthethwa's department brought the drive which they "conceptualized" and it was given the go-ahead. "I told them yesterday [Thursday] we are a listening government, we paid attention to our kin and having paid attention to them we concluded we won't continue with the flag project since we need to pay attention to the voice of our kin," said Ramaphosa. On Thursday night Ramaphosa told the Dark Business Gathering highest point in Johannesburg he got a call from Mthethwa, asking him for exhortation on the most proficient method to deal with the public shock regarding this situation.

"So Mthethwa comes to me and he says, 'President, if it's not too much trouble, let me know when I can call you'. So I say, 'Mthethwa I'm in a cabinet board meeting, we will talk thereafter'. So I get back to him and he tells me, 'President this flag thing, which is such an awesome drive, it appears to be our kin are not content with it', and I say, 'No, obviously they are not content with it. Drop this thing'," expressed Ramaphosa to giggling.

The ministry on Thursday declared that Mthethwa had guided his department to audit the venture. "Throughout the course of recent days the minister of game, expressions and culture has followed and observed public talk that has unfurled in regard of the imagined great flag. "The variety of voices around this significant legacy project are a welcome festival of our country's dynamic established majority rule government and the freedoms that should be maintained past successors. It additionally looks good for one of the mainstays of social union which is a functioning populace.

"In maintaining this ethos and the basic freedoms of residents to be heard, the minister of game, expressions and culture has guided his department to audit the interaction connected with the amazing flag in its entirety," the ministry said.

Source: Cabinet approved R22m flag without considering the cost, says Ramaphosa (sowetanlive.co.za)

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