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Mthethwa Defends R22m Flag Project

Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa briefing media to update the nation on the criteria and the application process of the second wave of the COVID-19 Relief Fund [Photp:GCIS

Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, is defending the controversial multi-million rand flag project.

Government wants to erect a flag at Freedom Park in Pretoria to the tune of R22-million.

Mthethwa appeared before the sports, art and culture portfolio committee on Tuesday.

His department also presented a feasibility study on the development of the project.

Mthethwa’s briefing follows outrage by organisations like Cosatu, who criticised the plans to spend R22 million on a national monument flag project.

But Mthethwa defended the decision, saying that the flag project was not being wasteful and was part of his department’s mandate.

of his department’s mandate.

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