Sowetan reported that Minister of Sports, Arts and culture Nathi Mthethwa is standing with his department’s decision to build a R22 million flag.
The Minister defended his department’s decision against MPs who were not in full support of the project.
The Ministers were saying the money would rather be spent in supporting struggling artists other than spending millions on a national monument flag.
However in his defence Mthethwa said the flag would teach people about the country’s democracy and how it attained its democracy.
The Minister was supported by Vusithemba Ndima from the department’s heritage promotion, who told the publication that the flag would be a symbol of South Africa’s democracy.
Please read the full story in today’s Sowetan, Wednesday 18 May 2022.