Pop star in papgeld fix

Cecil Motsepe

Cecil Motsepe

The police are looking for Afro-pop and R&B singer Preston Sihlangu after it emerged that he has defaulted on a maintenance order for a child he fathered out of wedlock.

The Bloemfontein maintenance court authorised a warrant of arrest for the muso who shot to fame under Pop Stars group 101.

The warrant was sent to the Roodepoort police since Sihlangu lives in their jurisdiction.

This comes when Sihlangu is expected to walk down the isle with the mother of his other child, Busisiwe Ntseki.

The two got married on January 13 in a traditional wedding in Kagiso in Mogale City.

It was further reported that they were planning a white wedding before the year is over.

But now Sihlangu is being sought in connection with the maintenance of a five-year-old child he fathered while sowing his wild oats with Nada Tshotyona during his student days at the Free State Technikon.

When Sowetan told him about the impending arrest yesterday, Sihlangu downplayed the issue. He claimed to have settled the outstanding sum a fortnight ago.

"I don't think that they (police) are aware that the warrant has been cancelled," he said. "I went to court in Bloemfontein two weeks ago and sorted the matter out."

Asked if he did not dread the prospect of being arrested, Sihlangu said. "No, my lawyers will sort the matter out."