- Gareth Cliff has reminisced about winning a court case against Idols SA five years ago
- Gareth Cliff shared that he was represented by Advocates Dali Mpofu, Thembeka Ngcukaitobi, Eric Mabuza, Frances Hobden
- The media personality is a former judge on the singing competition
Gareth Cliff has taken to social media to reminisce about defeating an Idols SA lawsuit five years ago. The media personality shared that he was represented by top Mzansi advocates in court.
The former Idols SA judge shared on Tuesday, 26 January that his legal team defeated MultiChoice's 14-man legal team to enforce a contract "they tried to wriggle out of". Gareth shared a picture of himself and Advocate Dali Mpofu which was taken after their court victory.
He said they were on their way to lunch to celebrate when the snap was taken. Gareth captioned his Instagram post:
"Today, 5 years ago: Dali Mpofu, Thembeka Ngcukaitobi, Eric Mabuza, Frances Hobden and I defeated @multichoice_group and their 14-man legal team to enforce a contract they tried to wriggle out of. The court held that I was to be reinstated in their TV show and this picture was taken as Dali and I went to lunch to celebrate."
The star went on to say that it’s good to win, but more important not to give in. He encouraged his followers to stand up for themselves "especially in the stupid world of social media".
"By the end of that year, I had resigned on my own terms and on a high. Thanks for a great fight, @idolssa - it made us both better."
Gareth's fans took to his comment section to share their thoughts on his post. Check out some of their comments below:
"Such a happy picture."
"Good for you, Gareth, you made the show great."
"Well done G !! Just look at you now ... just love your gusto."
"Talk about a DREAM TEAM."
"When you show the Corporate World they can lose at these Games they play. Well done to all involved."
"Some post @macgunleashed could find some motivation in. Don't be bullied, G."
"Brilliant bud... As long as I've known you, you have never backed down to bullies."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi tweeps were unimpressed when Idols SA announced a new season on Monday, 25 January. Idols SA took to social media to announce that the auditions for Season 17 will be opened online in 5 days.
The singing competition shared that its website will be opened soon for the biggest online audition aimed at keeping contestants safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mzansi social media users took to Idols SA's comment section on Twitter and expressed their dissatisfaction that the show is coming back again this year. Idols SA wrote on the micro-blogging platform:
"In 5 DAYS we're opening up the #IdolsSA website for the biggest Online Audition run we've ever done! All in the name of keeping you SAFE."
Tweeps flooded Idols SA's comment section with questions relating to the previous winners of the show.
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