Uproar over Somizi’s Department of Tourism cook-off event

By Clinton Moodley 2h ago

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Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s cook-off with Somizi Mhlongo at the Hang Awt Restaurant in Tembisa, Gauteng on May 17 has drawn much criticism on social media.

Many people questioned how the event would boost tourism in the country.

Travel influencer and successful podcast host @MsLeloB commented on a post by Kubayi-Ngubane asking: “Minister, How does this event help rebuild tourism?” (sic)

Chef Lesego Semenya also shared his views. The seasoned chef commented: “I have hosted many a celebrity cooking show. That is not the problem, the question here is how is this event helping our industry right now at this moment? How does it showcase SA chef talent and food knowledge? There are many ways of mixing well known faces with a goal and plan.

“We could easily turn South Africa into a…

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