DJ Maphorisa and his associates Kabza De Small and Sh Sha have been asked to pay a sum of R500k after failing to show up for a performance for which they had been booked.
The three had reportedly been booked to perform at the Vic Falls in Zimbabwe last month but failed to show up and also failed to tender an apology or give any reason why they didn’t show up.
About the no-show, the music promoter Bongani Ngwenya had contacted his lawyers, RB Inc, who noted that although all confirmations were made to the trio and they got paid before the gig, they still failed to turn up.
He reeled out the expenses the music promoter ran just to bring the three musicians to Zimbabwe, including R250 000 in performance fees, which include R20 000 agent fees, over R91 000 for return flights, R22 500 for immigration work permits for three artists, R15 000 for Zimbabwean income tax, R9 000 for the Consensus Board, and R11 250 accommodation for Kabza and Maphorisa, and R14 400 for Sasha and crew.
Neither DJ Maphorisa nor Kabza De Small has spoken about the claims by the music promoter and his lawyers.
However, their rep, Thuli Keupilwa of Lawk Communication, said all three would only pay R230K in refund.