WANTED| Court Issues Warrant Of Arrest For DJ Maphorisa And Kabza De Small
The High Court of Zimbabwe has issued a warrant of arrest for Amapiano duo DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small.
The arrest warrant was issued after the duo, together with Zimbabwean songstress Sha Sha, failed to show up for the Victoria Falls Carnival despite having been paid in full to perform.
DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha were supposed to kick off their carnival performances with a one-hour-long act.
The organisers called on DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small to pay back all their money, which they have not yet returned until now.
In addition, the duo was also supposed to pay back the money for the flights and the accommodation they had not used but had been booked.
The Zimbabwean high court warrant of arrest read:
“You are required and directed that you take Petrus Kabelo Motha and Themba Sunnyboy Sekowe of which they are found in Zimbabwe and delivered to the Keeper of the Gaol at Bulawayo Prison, together with a copy of this writ, there to be safely kept until they are served with the summons against them issued by the High Court in Bulawayo for a claim in the sum of US$18,395.82, or have provided with security in the sum of US$18,395.82 to the Sheriff of the High Court in Bulawayo.”
In May, the organisers of the Victoria Falls Carnival slapped Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small with a half a million rand lawsuit for failure to show up at the carnival.
They revealed that as a result of their failure to make it to the event, the promoting company Bandwagon suffered a loss of more than R414 000.
This includes 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 Shasha and crew.