I’m going to fight! Watch me’ - Bonang on her legal battle with former management company CSA

Bonang is on a war path, fighting for the ownership of her brand BNG with former management CSA.
Bonang is on a war path, fighting for the ownership of her brand BNG with former management CSA.

She has been very vocal lately on her social media.

She first joined the crowd who called out the Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture of South Africa, Nathi Mthethwa for agreeing to spend R22-million on a massive South African flag. 

“Fire this man, please!” she wrote on her social media.

“You have no clue what you’re doing. Go away! You’re useless and we all hate you.”

Government is currently relooking at the flag idea. 

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Now Bonang is going straight for her former management company.

Recently taking to social media, the MC and host fired more shots at CSA owner Davin Phillips on social media, saying that she will not back down for what took her 15 years to build. 

“One thing I will do is stand up for myself publicly!” she wrote.

“I’ve had enough! You’ve put me and my family through hell the last two years and clearly being decent behind closed doors, isn’t the language you understand anymore! I’m going to fight! Watch me!” she said.

“15 years of my hard work! You think you can swoop in and steal from me?! It will be a cold day in hell my diye!”

She questioned CSA’s integrity as managers.

“So you (a manager) steal from me (talent), but want me to apologise to you? Please help me understand. Why did your company, CSA delete their pinned tweet? Ya’ll seem ok with ‘injuring my reputation’ a few months back? You seemed quite sure. You can’t take the heat?!” she wrote.

“And now, you’re trying to steal my company but seem to be failing. A heist gone wrong! You’re audacious. how dare you?! House of BNG was facilitated and finalized by Jay Badza and Sylvester Chauke long before you arrived. But no, you think you can be snakey and attempt a heist! Davin Phillips you're comical!”

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Bonang says she is putting her foot down.

“You steal from black creatives! I’m not the first one! A quick Google search is all one needs. It ends today!”

Last year, Bonang parted ways with her management company Celebrity Services Africa (CSA) after she accused them of "unsavoury behaviour" and "the possibility of criminal conduct by the company and its representatives". 

CSA responded to allegations leveled against them in a statement on Twitter stating that Bonang is “currently in breach of multiple contracts with various clients as she has been derelict to these brands and indeed her own for the past six months”.

They said there was no merit to the “scandalous allegations.

“We look forward to the day in court with Bonang exposing the false and half-truths that she has been spreading,” they stated.

But Bonang is not backing down. 

In a recent interview with Drum, she stated that BNG belongs to her.

“There was and still is a huge legal battle around BNG that is still ongoing. I can’t say too much because the matter is sub judice. But BNG is here, doing well. It is my brand; my heart and soul and we are launching something major. There will come a time when I explain what exactly happened to me and people need to learn from it. It’s a lesson I learned and it’s a mistake that anyone can make and because we trust people, we end up in complicated situations,” she says. 

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Davin has since shared a statement with Drum, stating that Bonang is tarnishing her own reputation through the social media rants. 

"These rants and raves by Ms Matheba are very unfortunate and tarnish her own dignity and reputation. They are also another attempt by Ms Matheba to distort and manipulate facts. To be clear, Ms Matheba joined CSA in 2017 and the House of BNG was launched in 2019," he says.

"Ms Matheba is currently in breach of multiple contracts with various clients. The matter is currently with our lawyers and her breaches of contract will be decided upon by an arbitrator. As mentioned previously, Ms Matheba is in fact the only individual who has made millions of Rands of profit out of The House of BNG - while CSA is still at a loss and in the red after having invested millions in this venture to make it a success."

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