Makhadzi hit with defamation lawsuit by former manager after tweets

Makhadzi hit with defamation lawsuit by former manager after tweets

- Makhadzi's former manager has hit her with a defamation lawsuit after her recent tweets about their fallout

- Makhadzi shared that Rita Dee Nephawe has allegedly not paid her a cent for her hit album titled Matorokisi

- The ex-manager has also claimed that she has not received any money from YouTube for Makhadzi's music videos

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Makhadzi recently took to social media to open up about her futile relationship with her former manager Rita Dee Nephawe.

The Matorokisi hitmaker took to Twitter on Sunday, 29 November and alleged that Rita Dee has not paid her royalties from her debut album titled Matorokisi.

The musician also claimed that Rita owes her money from her two hit singles' YouTube views. Rita has hit back at Makhadzi's claims. The ex-manager has decided to hit the artist with a defamation of character lawsuit.

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Rita has shared that she has not received any payment for Makhadzi's YouTube videos. The music videos for Matorokisi and Riya Venda had garnered close to 20 million views on the app before Rita deleted them.

Rita told City Press that Makhadzi should speak to Open Mic Productions about her royalties in connection with her Matorokisi album. The manager has instructed her lawyers to give Makhadzi legal papers as she intends to sue her following her tweets.

She also confirmed to the publication that she deleted Makhadzi's music videos from YouTube on Saturday morning, 28 November "after she sent threats on Facebook".

Makhadzi hit with defamation lawsuit by former manager after tweets
Makhadzi's former manager has hit her with a defamation lawsuit. Image: @makhadzisa
Source: Instagram

Tweeps have encouraged Makhadzi to get legal help. Check out some of their comments below:

@MissBhoza wrote:

"This is a criminal case. Happy that Tumi (Sole) is assisting you in this regard. Sorry that some managers give us a bad rep."

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@_SonOfMars said:

"Unacceptable. Lawyer up!"

@Tendaijoe commented:

"Your manager deleted the video(s) on YouTube so that you won't be able to see earning records. Analytics gone."

@KhomotjoM wrote:

"A woman doing this to another woman is a shame, SIES marn."

@RealThamiNkuna said:

"Procrastination is killing you because you've been complaining about this long time ago but you just don't wanna file a lawsuit against her. So, I don't know how you can get help while declining legal advises, go to court."

@Mathuthu added:

"Stop feeling sorry for yourself, get a lawyer and enforce your rights."

Popular Mzansi lawyer Tumi Sole has offered to help Makhadzi deal with this matter.

In other entertainment news, reported that Mlindo The Vocalist has taken to social media to apologise for his trending video. A video of Mlindo seemingly drunk is doing the rounds on social media.

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The Macala hitmaker took to Instagram on Wednesday, 2 December to share a statement apologising to his fans about what happened on Monday night. He was in the middle of his performance at an event in Soshanguve when he suddenly fell and had to be carried off stage. In the viral video, Mlindo can be seen totally out of it and being carried off stage by a bodyguard.

"I would like to sincerely apologise to my supporters and everyone for everything that took place in this past weekend. I will not get into details but I take full responsibility of my actions, and I will not blame it on anyone but myself."

The star promises to behave when he goes out to perform next time. Mlindo added:

"I will be better and act better next time."

Social media users took to his comment section to share mixed reactions to his post.

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