Minister Zizi Kodwa Criticized By Phil Mphela For Prioritizing Celebrity Clout Over National Duties
Zizi Kodwa, South Africa’s recently appointed Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture, has come under fire for reportedly wining and dining with celebrities instead of carrying out his ministerial responsibilities. Phil Mphela, an entertainment blogger, has accused Kodwa of ignoring his job and snapping selfies with industry icons for clout.
While Kodwa has been active on social media, sharing photos with industry heavyweights like as Zola 7, DJ Black Coffee, and Rami Chuene, Mphela believes the minister should start performing his job and create actual changes that will have an impact on the business.
Mphela’s supporters appear to agree with him, with many urging Kodwa to focus on his responsibilities. While some say Kodwa is fulfilling a childhood ambition of meeting celebrities, others doubt his influence on the industry.
According to Sunday World, Kodwa recently hosted a huge event to honor Grammy Award winners such as Zakes Bantwini, Nomcebo Zikode, and Soweto Gospel Choir. Furthermore, Kodwa organized a Zola 7 birthday party, which elicited mixed reactions online.
Kodwa is anticipated to work on enhancing the industry and making an effect as South Africa’s Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture. While engaging with industry insiders is important, Mphela feels Kodwa should prioritize his obligations and ensure visible progress.