Old-hand kwaito artist and producer; Arthur Mafokate has ruled out claims levelled against him by the creative industry that several of his companies were approved for funding from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP).

This accusation comes after the National Arts Council (NAC) board said last week that it has instituted an investigation into discrepancies in the approval of PESP funding applications for artists.

According to Arthur Mafokate, none of his companies has received any sum of money from Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP).

In other news, investigations are still ongoing to ascertain the truth behind this brouhaha.