Pop star Nathi Manyaki arrested by police for alleged business robbery

Pop star Nathi Manyaki arrested by police for alleged business robbery

The award-winning Afro-pop star, Nathi Mankayi, appeared briefly in the magistrate's court in Alexandra, Johannesburg following his arrest on Monday night.

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It is believed that the muso was arrested in connection with a business robbery that he, along with two other friends, allegedly committed last year at the offices of former boss, China Mpololo.

According to Sowetan Live, the star spent the night behind bars at the Bramley police station in Johannesburg.

The police station's spokesperson, Capt Molefe Mogodi, confirmed the incident and Manyaki's arrest. He said the trio went to Mpololo's offices where they alleged stole equipment including laptops, cellphones, landline phones and printers.

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It is believed the office items were later recovered by the police and returned to the owner, but police had been looking at Manyaki for a while now.

The Sowetan reported that Manyaki was supposed to hand himself in along with his friends, to the Bramley police station two weeks ago, but he never showed.

It is alleged that problems arose between Mpololo, who managed Manyaki, after he decided to cut ties with the singer.

It is believed the management company decided to write Manyaki a letter to terminate their contract due to what Mpololo claimed was Manyaki's "diva tendencies" and rudeness.

Manyaki is believed to have had four different managers in the last two years.

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It is believed that Manyaki did not take his termination with Mpololo's company too well, and decided to take his friends to his Mpololo's office to 'teach him a lesson'.

Unfortunately there has been no comment from Mpololo about the charge and allegations.

Manyaki rose to fame in 2015 after his debut album, Nomvula, went to multi-platinum status.

However, he did have a criminal record before he rose to fame. He was arrested for robbery in the Eastern Cape and served time before he was released for good behaviour.

At the time of going to press, it was uncertain whether Manyaki got bail or not.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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