Cheerleaders standoff

Zinhle Mapumulo

Zinhle Mapumulo

Jessica Motaung, Kaizer Chiefs' marketing manager, has come out with guns blazing over supermodel Babalwa Mneno's claim that she had filched her business idea.

The catfight was sparked by comment Mneno made to True Love, where she accused Jessica of stealing her plan about cheerleading.

"For three or four years I gave the concept to Kaizer Chiefs. I shared the idea with Kaizer Motaung's daughter Jessica. She decided that she could do it better, so she stole my idea. Of course, it did not work for her because she did not really know how to do it."

Retorted Jessica: "It is all lies . I do not recall having a meeting with Mneno or cutting a deal with her. What we did in 2005 was revive something that had been part of Chiefs in the past."

Chiefs' cheerleaders were restarted in October 2005 . Mneno's cheerleaders for Sundowns were dissolved last year after members accused her of not paying them, Jessica said.