Cape minstrels: We’ve done nothing wrong

The Minstrel Carnival Association has welcomed a probe into how it spent millions from the Lottery Fund.

FILE. An image of celebrations at the annual Cape Minstrels Tweede Nuwe Jaar Parade this year. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association (CTMCA) has welcomed a Public Protector probe into how it spent millions of rand from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

It's understood the organisation received over R50 million from the Lottery Fund over a period of three years.

Cape Town city bosses lodged a formal complaint in February, calling for an investigation into how the association spent the allocation between 2012 and 2014.

The Public Protector has confirmed the matter will be investigated.

The association's Kevin Momberg says they've done no wrong.

"We've got our proof of what we did and how we did it. We've got proof of where everything went. We welcome the Public Protector's investigation; we haven't got a problem because we've got nothing to hide."