Nkoana-Mashabane urged to resign during tense exchange with MPs

Nkoana-Mashabane urged to resign during tense exchange with MPs

Minister of Women, Youth and Persona with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane fielded questions from MPs during a tense parliamentary session on Wednesday. 


Democratic Alliance MP Luyolo Mphithi asked the minister if she knows the whereabouts of the 9000 young entrepreneurs her department vowed to assist.

“Youth unemployment is at 77% and unfortunately I will not be respectful or palatable to you, what have you done with the 9000 youth entrepreneurs who received assistance from the department, Has their business been able to succeed? Because the best advice I can give you is to resign because you are failing to answer questions when we have a crisis,” said Mphithi. 

He was the third MP who complained that Nkoana-Mashabane failed to answer questions. 

The minister said she had just come from a trip to West Africa with the president to see where the government can improve its services to the youth. 

“The reality is that there is a lack of access to finance for educated young people. But Covid has not been kind to us, it has slowed down all programs of the government,” said Nkoana-Mashabane.

She added that job creation and employment required all stakeholders, including the business sector, to work together. 


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