South Africa’s tourism minister Patricia De Lille has come under over over allegedly R33 million deal with comedian Trevor Noah.
It is alleged that Trevor Noah is to be paid the said sum to do a five-minute video encouraging people to visit South Africa.
Publishing outfit News24 reported the story and shared the same on X with part caption “No joke.” The story carried an image of Trevor Noah and the minister together in what looked like a government ministry building. You can check out the post below.
The post provoked outrage from some South Africans, most of whom questioned Trevor Noah’s value and why so much should be spent to have him record the video. So used the story as an opportunity to demarket the African National Congress (whose government Lille is serving) and remind their fellow South Africans that it is a reason to vote out the ANC in the upcoming 2024 elections
Interstingly, Trevor Noah has denied knowledge of such a deal with the minister. Speaking with East Coast Radio, the media personality expressed anger over reports that he had a R33 million tourism promotion deal with the minister.
Now, whose side is to be believed? Stay tuned for updates.