Nathi Mthethwa booed off stage at CT Jazz festival
Arts and Culture Minister’s speech was interrupted by loud jeering during last night’s event.
CAPE TOWN - Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has been booed off stage at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Mthethwa's speech was interrupted by loud jeering during last night's event.
I wonder how pres Zuma is going to speak during election? Nathi mthethwa booed off stage at the Jazz festival— Carol Paton (@politicsblahbla) April 2, 2016
His department is one of the official sponsors of the festival, which attracts at least 37,000 people over two days.
During a performance by local duo Mafikizolo, Mthethwa was introduced but booed as soon as his name was mentioned.
The minister barely managed a few sentences before the crowd forced him off stage with their heckling and lewd gestures.
One of the singers then tried to revive the earlier good vibe, by chanting "Racism Must Fall".
On Friday, just minutes after President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation on the Constitutional Court's Nkandla judgment, the minister was seen among a crowd at a performance by Malian group Amadou and Mariam.