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2023-02-03 at 22:50 #391884Nat QuinnKeymaster
Three SA Tourism board members have reportedly resigned with immediate effect today, Friday, 3 February.
SA TOURISM BOARD MEMBERS CALL IT QUITS
ENCA reports that the three board members Enver Duminy, Ravi Nadasen and Rosemary Anderson resigned with immediate effect and their resignations were received by tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
Minister Sisulu is yet to confirm these resignations.
The trio departs as SA Tourism has come under heavy scrutiny over its R1 billion sponsorship deal with English side Tottenham Hotspur.
WHY TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC IS NATIONAL NEWS
The Daily Maverick spoiled the deal for Spurs after the publication exposed the yet-to-be-finalised deal this week.
South Africans and political parties did not take kindly to this news as South Africa is crippled by load shedding, unemployment and crime.
Reacting to the sponsorship deal, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said that the R1-billion deal by SA Tourism to Tottenham Hotspur is an insult to every South African.
HOW THE DA WANTS THE R1 BILLION TO BE SPENT
Initially, the DA demanded that the R1 billion be reallocated to buying diesel for Eskom to lower load shedding.
However, with many public sectors in dire straits, the party decided to dissect the sponsorship fund to benefit those sectors.
DA listed three sectors that would require urgent funding and appreciate it:
- Over 33 million litres of fuel to power Eskom
- Over 10 000 more NSFAS bursaries
- Close to 5 000 new police officers
With the party taking no prisoners on this matter, the DA announced that the Parliament has confirmed a meeting for next week over the matter.
“An urgent meeting by Parliament to discuss this controversial deal has been confirmed to take place on Tuesday 7 February, following DA pressure. The DA will not allow this deal to go ahead!”
Breaking: SA Tourism board members resign with immediate effect (thesouthafrican.com)
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