It has been reported that the Thobeka Madiba Zuma Foundation belonging to President Jacob Zuma’s wife was awarded a multi-million rand grant by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).
DA’s shadow minister of trade and industry, Geordin Hill-Lewis, send written questions to Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, about the matter. The NLC responded that the grant was intended for Breast Cancer Awareness initiatives which included concerts in Mahikeng, North West Province and Umtata in the Eastern Cape Province, and compilation of a documentary.
The commission replied that it was not in a position to answer what the grant was used for because it was awaiting the first progress report from the beneficiary. The NLC, however, clarified that it studies the progress reports to ensure that funds were used for the intended purposes and should the commission find any cause for concern, they will raise the matter with the beneficiary.