DURBAN - The KwaZulu-Natal government has rubbished posts on social media that it spent R50-million on the funeral of Kwaito star Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo.
The provincial government says it spent R320,00 in total for proceedings.
It said R170,000 came from the Office of the Premier, R50,000 was provided by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and R100,000 from the eThekwini metro.
The KZN administration says it continues to support local artists and it has urged people to be responsible on social media.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government regrettable is forced to respond to the false rumours being spread on the social media regarding its support to the dignified send-off of our Kwaito and Gqom Star Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo. #Mampintsha pic.twitter.com/lkYf4tyGbd— KZN Provincial Gov (@kzngov) January 4, 2023