Just recently, it was claimed on social media that the Cultural and Creatives Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) has suspended its chairperson, Arthur Mafokate, citing some “shady” dealings he had been involved with, including the appropriation of funds belonging to the National Lottery Commission.
In a swift reaction to the news,m though, the CCIFSA noted that the reports were untrue and that Arthur Mafokate was still a part of the institution.
In a statement signed by its regional deputy chairperson, Faith Tshabalala, and the regional chairperson, Gugulerthu Sibiya, the body described as untrue the rumours that the commission has suspended Mafokate, noting that the kaito musician is still very much a part of it.
Arthur Mafokate has been a subject of great public scrutiny after it was revealed that he helped himself to funds belonging to the National Lottery Commission. It was also later alleged that he was paid for the same event twice by different government institutions.
So far, the 999 Records boss has maintained his innocence in the storm of allegations against him. He is most often on his farm these days, from where he flaunts his crops and pontificate on the need for young people to go back to the land.