Robben Island Museum welcomes probe into spat with EPPA

Nathi Mthethwa has launched an independent investigation into the museum following allegations of mismanagement and corruption made by the Ex-Political Prisoners Association.

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CAPE TOWN - The Robben Island Museum says it is welcomed a looming investigation by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Mthethwa has launched an independent investigation into the museum following allegations of mismanagement and corruption made by the Ex-Political Prisoners Association (EPPA).

Robben Island Museum's Morongoa Ramaboa says: “We are committed to good governance and, therefore, we welcome the minister’s intervention to conduct an independent probe into the matter. We will cooperate fully throughout the process until it is concluded.”

Last week, the museum’s management said it had held a special meeting with the association to avert a planned hunger strike.