A Limpopo musician might find himself penniless after he was successfully sued by a fellow artist on allegations of "character assassination".
Jonathan Selomo, aka Johnyboy, is a Kwasa Kwasa musician in the Bolobedu area. Though he is still trying to cut his teeth in the music industry, he now faces a situation where he will lose some of his valuable assets after the court ruled against him.
Selomo was sued by fellow musician Steve Sefofa, who is popularly known as Malo-a-Botsheba in music circles.
Sefofa accused Selomo of dragging his name through the mud by saying he had stolen his dancers. This after two of Selomo's dancers jumped ship to join Sefofa last year.
The incident happened during an event at which both artists were invited to perform.
Sefofa's lawyers successfully sued Selomo for defamation.
Selomo's lawyer, Hlanganani Mushwana, was given time to appeal against the lawsuit but he failed to do so. The judgment was passed on August 8 last year and Mushwana has been promising to appeal against the judgment since.
According to the court ruling, four of Selomo's cars will be up for sale on September 3. The vehicles are two minibuses, a VW Polo and a bakkie.
Sefofa said he had wanted to teach Selomo a lesson "so that he does not take things for granted in the future".
Yesterday, Selomo's lawyer sounded surprised that the execution sale had already been advertised.
"I find it difficult to understand how they can put up an advertisement before I could even get a trial date for the matter in the high court," said Mushwana.
He said he would serve an urgent application to stop the sale of the goods.