Legendary kwaito artist Arthur Mafokate has found himself in the firing line. And all this because he allegedly applied for a National Arts Council grant. In an open letter, Chicco Twala accused Arthur of being selfish and blocking struggling artists from accessing the funds.
Chicco’s letter read, in part: “Queuing for stimulus meant to benefit our struggling colleagues makes a mockery of your success.
It’s practically not ethical to be asking for government Covid relief assistance at the expense of our struggling colleagues when we both know we have enough resources to sustain ourselves during this pandemic.
He said he didn’t expect Arthur or any successful artist to be in the queue. Is it not common sense that established artists like you and I should step aside?” wrote Chicco.