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Mpumalanga promoter demands refund from 'royal' musician for failing to perform

By unknown | Feb 19, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alfred Moselakgomo

Alfred Moselakgomo

A Mpumalanga music promoter is demanding a refund from Afro-jazz musician Collin Thulare for failing to show up at a gig he was booked for.

Promoter Selaelo Tladi of Badplaas says he will do whatever it takes to get his money back, even if it means going to court.

"I was introduced to Thulare when he performed at the Lowveld Showgrounds in Nelspruit. I decided to book him for a December 19 gig in Badplaas.

"We agreed that I would pay him R10000. I deposited the money and despite confirming that he got it, he failed to turn up at the festival. That was the last time we heard from him. All efforts to get hold of him have been in vain.

"I left several SMSes on his mobile phone but there is no response from him.

"I still don't believe that he took my money and never performed. I mean, he is from a royal family.

"We are going to take legal action against him if he does not refund us," Tladi threatened.

But Thulare - the first-born child of the late Chief Sekhukhune III - is not playing ball.

His manager, Hlubi Radebe, rubbished Tladi's allegations.

"When we asked Tladi to send us directions to where the gig was going to take place, he sent us wrong directions. When we eventually got to the right venue, the event was already finished. It is not true that Thulare did not go to the event. We arrived late after he gave us wrong directions. He's the one who stopped us from performing," said Radebe.


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