Award-winning gospel star Dumi Mkokstad has set his attorneys on an Eastern Cape music promoter after an unholy war played out between the two of them on Facebook yesterday.
Dumi, real name Mdumiseni Nzimande, instructed his lawyers at Mpungose Attorneys to send a letter of demand to promoter Aviwe Gqomfa.
In his post, Aviwe Avee Gqomfa said “makhe ndiye e toilet ngempundu zam ezingazange zangena ncanca yenye indoda for imali (let me go to the toilet with my bums which have never been inserted with any man’s penis for money).
Dumi’s lawyer says: “This comment insinuated that our client engage (sic) sexually with other men for money."
The letter, which Drum is in possession of, gives Aviwe seven days to retract and apologise for the derogatory post.
“The said comment is defamatory to the person of our client, including his music business. We are further instructed that the said comment has since been deleted, however the damage has already been done," it reads.
“You are therefore required to address an emailed letter to our client and to ourselves, where you retract and unreservedly apologise to our client for the said unfounded comments within seven calendar days.
“The failure to adhere to the above will result in appropriate legal action being pursued against your good self, and you will be liable any legal costs attached thereto.”
This all started when the Mbize hitmaker took to Facebook to encourage his fans to vote for his friend, Bethusile Mcinga, for his popular song, Ngena Noah. The comments section then became a mess.
Music promoter Aviwe Avee Gqomfa and Dumi went at each other with Dumi saying Aviwe was a liar and accusing him of being a parasite.
“He’s such a liar, he thinks we have forgotten that he was a rich kid just yesterday,” Dumi said in response to the post.
Aviwe retaliated in the comments and even in his own post.
“I am used to the media writing things about me that are not true. I am normally asked about girls, and never about guys. I married my wife and we are living happily, ngihlangana phi ke mina nabafana (what do I have to do with men)?” Dumi says.
Aviwe on the other hand refused to comment on the issue. “Ask Dumi, he started it. He must finish it,” he says before cutting the call.
Aside from the comments he made on Dumi’s post, Aviwe went on to his own Facebook page where he posted that Dumi was starting with him.
“Hosh, Dumi, is everything alright man, you just came at me out of the blue? Come this side. ”He also posted that Dumi must stop calling him.
Aviwe has deleted all of his posts regarding the interaction.