South African media character, Bonang Matheba has taken authorized motion in opposition to YouTuber, Rea Gobane over allegations she launched her former lover, fashionable rapper AKA to cocaine.
Gobane made the accusations on a podcast centering on AKA’s late fiancee, Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe on his YouTube channel, The whole lot SA Music.
Nellie fell to her loss of life from the tenth flooring of Cape City, Pepperclub resort over a month in the past
At her funeral, her father Moses Tembe cautioned in opposition to drug abuse, resulting in broad insinuations that Nellie used medicine.
“Scoop advised us that AKA is on cocaine and Bonang is the one which obtained him into cocaine, we all know that AKA is on to arduous medicine,” Gobane mentioned referring to a dialog with actor, Siyabonga ‘Scoop’ Ngwekazi.
In a letter from her authorized group, Thompson Wilks, Bonang demanded an apology, suing Gobane R500 000 to be paid inside 10 days for the utterances he made in opposition to her.
“On Sunday 9 Might 2021, you falsely and unlawfully accused Bonang Matheba in a broadly revealed video clip of, inter alia, having launched AKA (Kiernan Jarryd Forbes) to cocaine.
“Within the context of what was being mentioned within the video clip this defamatory allegation was exacerbated by the stunning insinuation that the loss of life of AKA’s girlfriend, Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe, was on account of AKA’s alleged use of cocaine.
“The allegations have been defamatory, hurtful, and have been intentionally supposed to humiliate my shopper and undermine her fame. The allegations are additionally, to your information false” learn a part of the letter.
The letter added that Gobane had been suggested to retract and apologise which he agreed to, however reneged on the settlement.
Bonang and AKA dated for 2 years earlier than splitting up in 2017.