I will fire corrupt officials; we’ll publish the list today - sports minister McKenzie

Sports, arts and culture minister Gayton McKenzie says he wants the list of his department's beneficiaries to be published by 10am on Wednesday.
Sports, arts and culture minister Gayton McKenzie says he wants the list of his department's beneficiaries to be published by 10am on Wednesday.
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10am, today. That’s the deadline sports, arts and culture minister Gayton McKenzie says he has given his officials to publish a list of grant beneficiaries from his department, as far back as the Covid-19 period.

Taking to X, McKenzie said: “There are so many allegations & denials regarding non-support 2 artist, creatives & sportspeople. I have asked for a full list to be published at 10am of financial beneficiaries. @SportArtsCultur You cannot clean up without full transparency. We must do better @SportArtsCultur.”

“The list will include people who received grant funding & money during Covid. We should not include people who was asked to perform and got paid on the list. I have been bombarded by people saying that they don’t get help, @SportArtsCultur says they did help, let’s get the truth at 10am.”

“We have majority good people working @SportArtsCultur, we have a corrupt few mafias but we also have those that got intimidated by those creatives who invoke the names of politicians to demand funding. I will fire the corrupt ones and protect the good ones, we will make SA proud.”