- DJ Zinhle has apologised to students who were scammed by a former employee at the Fuse Academy music school
- In a statement this week, DJ Zinhle revealed that dodgy dealings that the former employee was involved in at the school
- The DJ has sought legal action to claim back all the money the students were scammed of in the hopes of paying it back
DJ Zinhle apologised to students and their families who lost their hard-earned cash in a scam allegedly run by a former employee at her Fuse Academy music school.
The award-winning DJ revealed she had to shut down the academy in July pending investigations into the alleged claims. This week, DJ Zinhle released a statement revealing the dodgy dealings at the school.
“A former employee at Fuse Academy has been misleading students by registering them with Fuse Academy, whilst supplying them with her personal banking information. As a result, unsuspecting students have lost money as lessons have not been honoured.”
She also confirmed that the academy had not received a dime from the money that was sent by those who had fallen for the scam.
“I have announced the closure of the academy several months ago and as much as I am in dismay and deeply saddened at the events, I need it to be known that the founders of Fuse Academy did not receive any of the monies paid.”
Zinhle, who is the co-founder, said she initiated legal action against the former employee with the hope that the issue will be resolved and that those affected will recover their monies.
“I’d like to extend my apologies to those students who have been affected and have assigned my legal adviser to answer any and all questions related to this occurrence.”
The Fuse Academy was co-founded by DJ Zinhle and her friend, Nomndeni in 2009. It offered a 10-week course on the basic skills involved in deejaying and branding workshops, among other things. The academy was created to empower young talented females who wanted to become DJs by providing training, mentoring and tutoring.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that DJ Zinhle's fans showed that they are loyal to her when she got dragged for showing fellow celeb, Jessica Nkosi, support.
Social media users threw insults Zinhle's way and called her a clown and the person a woman asks for help when she wants her ex back - shade aimed at the DJ's reconciliation with AKA.
It got so bad that after a video of the two made rounds on social media, DJ Zinhle started trending on Twitter.
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