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Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa to cancel his R22 million Monumental Flag task.

Speaking at the Black Business Council dinner in Midrand, Ramaphosa said that Mthethwa had known as him lamenting the public outcry over what many have known as an “arrogance project” with the aid of the minister.

He said: “I said, of course, they're not glad, I stated cancel this component. Besides that, the fee turned into simply too excessive. It’s an outstanding challenge, I stated pull it, shelve it we are able to see it once our economy is flying”.

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In a declaration issued with the aid of Minister Mthethwa on Thursday, there was no indication that the project would be scrapped. Rather the ministry stated that the mission would be reviewed.

The announcement in component examines: “In upholding this ethos and the inalienable rights of residents to be heard, the Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture has directed his branch to review the manner related to the Monumental Flag in its totality.”

In the preceding days, Minister Mthethwa defended the assignment, insisting that could contribute to constructing an extra cohesive society.

He stated: “The difficulty of the enormous flag has to be understood from a broader context of deepening social brotherly love in our USA.

“In the feel that, it isn't always a remoted flag, a few years in the past the branch did studies and the studies findings is that most of the people of humans in South Africa are not acquainted with national symbols.”

The undertaking has divided opinion, causing a furor on social media structures including Twitter.

Media personalities are inclusive of Bonang Matheba known as the minister as “useless” and recommended that the minister did now not understand what he changed to doing.

You haven't any clue what you’re doing. Go away! @NathiMthethwaSA

— Bonang Matheba 👑 (@Bonang) May 17, 2022

Conversely, broadcaster Penny Lebyane defended the Monumental Flag task pointing to monuments around the arena as comparisons.

The Twitter community dragged her over the coals for her perspectives.

In reaction to Lebyane sports broadcaster, Robert Marawa made it a point to focus on the plight of the children in South Africa.

They had been NOT flags!! They were NOT conceited initiatives in a struggling financial system of mass youngsters unemployment caused by a thieving government!!

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Black Business Council Cyril Ramaphosa Johannesburg Midrand Nathi Mthethwa


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