Muthambi forced to defend trip to folk art fair in US

The Citizen:


Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was forced to defend a state-funded trip to two lifestyle fairs in the United States on Thursday after the Democratic Alliance accused her of wasting R600 000 on events that were irrelevant to her portfolio. 


File Picture: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi. (Photo: GCIS) 

Muthambi countered through her spokesperson that the actual cost had come to only half that amount and that she had helped to promote local crafts.

This was after a reply from Muthambi to a parliamentary question revealed that she spent more than a week in the United States attending the Atlanta Lifestyle Hub Show and the Santa Fe Folk Art Market in July, along with her chief of staff, her bodyguard and an assistant director in the communications department…


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