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earningsSowetanLive reports that the Limpopo Artists Movement has intervened in the nasty fight between Matorokisi hit-maker Makhadzi and her manager over money.  

This came after Makhadzi begged artist manager Rita Dee Nephawe to pay her in a lengthy Facebook post last Monday that detailed her ongoing battle.  This triggered the viral trend #FreeMakhadzi.  Makhadzi, whose real name is Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, on Thursday referred Sowetan to Mphoza Mashabela, chairperson of the Limpopo Artists Movement, to comment on her behalf.  Mashabela indicated that they would be meeting with Nephawe to discuss Makhadzi's grievances.  "She lodged a complaint with us about late payment.  She has to beg her manager to pay her and she's just paying her half the money,” Mashabela stated.  Nephawe denied all of Makhadzi's claims in a statement issued on Thursday.  "For the recent gigs, Makhadzi has been paid and the last payment was transferred to her personal account on the 4th day of January 2020 while I was with her at Midrand," Nephawe claimed.  Sowetan has seen proof of payment made to Makhadzi's bank account.  According to Mashabela, Nephawe and Makhadzi do not have a signed contract outlining the terms of their working relationship and he indicated as follows:  "So she [Nephawe] keeps paying Makhadzi in small installments every time she calls to ask for her money.  For some other gigs she doesn't even get payment.  As a union we cannot allow managers to take 50% or more from artists.  That is not the standard."  Nephawe confirmed that she doesn't have a signed contract with Makhadzi.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Emmanuel Tjiya at SowetanLive

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