South African artists DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small are expected to leave a Bulawayo hotel for the airport this Monday after depositing US$18,500 (R315,000) as security with the Sheriff of the High Court.
The High Court in Bulawayo had ordered their arrest for snubbing the Victoria Falls Carnival on 29 April this year despite being given everything they needed to travel.
According to a court order seen by Pindula News, the DJs were to be held in prison until they are served with a summons for non-appearance at Victoria Falls Carnival, and refusal to refund. Ordered the court:
NOW THEREFORE you are required and directed that you take PETRUS KABELO BOTHA and THEMBA SONNYBOY SEKOWE of which they are found in Zimbabwe and deliver them 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 security in the sum of US$18 395.82 to the Sheriff of the High Court in Bulawayo, whichever occurs first.
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The duo arrived in Zimbabwe on Sunday and were scheduled to fly back to South Africa later in the afternoon on Monday.
The two, together with Zimbabwean musician Sha Sha who is based in South Africa, didn’t show up for the Victoria Falls Carnival on 29 April this year despite being given everything they needed to travel. Reports suggest they had two shows in South Africa.
Day of the Carnival was set to kick off the celebrations with headliners DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha, due to perform on the Pure Africa Sunset Cruise and at the main event later in the evening.
DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha did not make their flights.
A month later, Sha Sha apologised. In a statement seen by Pindula News, ShaSha said she was working to atone for missing the show.