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House music DJ Heavy K was in Botswana over the weekend for his Drumboss Of Africa tour; got a taste of the legal battle ahead of him. Music industry cannot be void of controversies and sometimes, crazily messy news. DJ Heavy-K Drumboss, real name Mkhululi Siqula, is one of South Africa’s top house music DJs.
The news broke that the multi-award winning DJ is wanted in Botswana and infact arrest warrant was issued where he was actually picked-up from his hotel room by the police in Botswana to give a statement at the police station. The incident is reportedly common as one caller to Metro FM also confirmed being in a similar situation earlier in 2015 where Heavy K was booked for a gig and didn’t showed up and he (the promoter) lost well over 60k.
Meanwhile, the Botswana and current version of event, is that Heavy K was booked for a gig where he was paid in upfront of the total amount of 87K. Heavy K reportedly missed the scheduled and failed to pitched up for the event where he was booked to play in 2017.
The organizers of the annual New Year’s Eve Morobosi Festival were granted an interim order by the High Court of Botswana in Lobatse on Friday to have Siqula aka Heavy K arrested.
The organizers Morobosi Entertainment and Bakgopeng Scientific demanded that Siqula reimburse them. have been in conflict with Siqula after the artist’s no show for the Morobosi Festival at Raselwa Farms in Tswapong Hills.
According to sources, court order the musician that he had until August 15 at 2pm to appear before the High Court at Lobatse and state why the order should not be made final. Senior assistant registrar Jacqueline Botha at the court ordered that Siqula’s matter be heard as an urgent application.
“That the rule nisi do hereby issued returnable on the 15th August 2019 at 14:00 hours calling on the Respondent [Siqula] to show cause why an order in the following terms should not be made final,” the interim order read.
The warrant of arrest added that Siqula should answer to Bakgopeng Scientific on why the R87000 was not reimbursed to them.
“We command that you take Mkhululi Siqula, if he is found in this country, and safely keep him so that you have him before the above-named High Court at Lobatse on the 15th of August, at 2pm in the afternoon, then and there to answer Bakgopeng Scientific, the applicant where therefore he hath not received money in the amount of R87000 which he is owing and due,” the arrest warrant read.
Siqula, who was in , took to Twitter to respond to the matter after the news broke.
Heavy K Denies Any Wrong Doings
“Bro I’m safe! I’ll deal with this legally and the same people will go back to social media to apologize again,” he wrote.