‘Mbalula needs to honour promises’

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has failed to honour his commitment of monetary incentives to the top three finishers in the Comrades Marathon, according to the DA.

DA spokesman on sports and recreation Solly Malatsi said yesterday Mbalula had announced incentives of R100 000 to winners‚ R40 000 to second-placed finishers and R20 000 to third-placed finishers.

“Yet, five months after the minister’s announcement, he has failed to pay the athletes their well-earned incentives for their sterling performances,” he said.

Malatsi said this was not the first time that Mbalula had neglected to add action to his words.

“He is also yet to pay the incentives promised to Olympic and Paralympic medallists,” he said.

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