Zahara denies reports about finances

2012-04-16 11:35
Cape Town - Local music sensation Zahara on Monday denied claims made in the Sunday World newspaper that her record label, TS Records, is taking advantage of her.

The Sunday World alleged that Zahara's sister made the startling claims against record label bosses TK Nciza and Sbu Leope in an interview with them.

The newspaper reported that the Mkutukana family, especially Zahara's siblings Nomonde and Mbangedwa, claim a number of promises that were made to them by the record company have not been fulfilled.

They allege Zahara is being "treated with disdain" by her record company.

'Paper may write whatever'

Zahara's siblings also said that she is not in control of her finances, still stays in Nciza's home, where she is "treated like a servant", after being promised a house. It's also alleged that Zahara gets so desperate for money that she has to ask her 55-year-old mom for cash for airtime.

Zahara took to social networking site Twitter to refute the claims.

"Paper may write whatever they want but I know I have been a great kid in my family and TS too has been good to me and my family (sic)."

The singer added: "I know where I come from and never forget my parents I still love my family who ever is tryin to turn then against me it won't work."
Zahara, whose debut album Loliwe sold more than 300 000 copies, got another opportunity to tell her fans what is really going on when she went on the national radio station Umhlobo Wenene FM's breakfast show on Monday and told the host that all was above board.

"Everything is fine and the Nciza's are treating me very well. I am taking my time about things and will buy everything I need to buy when I am ready," she said.


  • Nosiphom - 2012-04-16 12:24

    Ask me for airtime Zahira in exchange for a private concert!

      Sinobom - 2012-04-16 16:13

      He! Can you give me now bcz i need it now . And live the young leady . Zahara she just srch a dish on the darkness. Lol! Lol!!! Hayi ngeke, niyamenza umntu ningaze nindenze lonto kwezi ncwadi ndizibhalayo plz bethuna.BYE

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-04-16 12:59

    You can clearly hear this women was told what to say oor otherwise they will kick her out. Very scared woman!!!

  • Baebae - 2012-04-16 13:15

    people do things ur way nd let her do things her way,that is not ur busns.

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-16 13:46

      It's our business bcos we buy her cd and want to see her prosper in life.

      Sinobom - 2012-04-16 16:02

      Uyichanile Zimbobwe we buy her Music so we want to see the profit of it. Or she just drunk our money if she did so.

  • yxakwe - 2012-04-16 13:47

    You sold R300 000 copies that R26 million seven hundred thousand rands of sales for TS records, And you are still living in someone else's house. Tha sounds a bit off to me

      Mthakathi - 2012-04-18 08:43

      True Yxakwe, this sounds very weird

  • Tlangelani Mlangeni - 2012-04-16 15:04

    Zimbobwe, kikikikikiki!

  • MbaliNdhlovu - 2012-04-16 16:48

    that sound so sad but you suppose to have something by now after u sold such copies, The sad part asking airtime from your mom after such hard work eishhhhhhh

  • amiraviwekwezie.mtangayi - 2012-04-16 17:40

    Zahara sisi wake up n smell the coffee,u mst learn to stand up in your feet,Don't cover for them cc,how u at that age,hv not even drivers licence, Bt u hv money for days?,how can you enjoi travelling by taxes? You covering for them your sisters can neva lie bout this,all this information they got it from you no 1 else. How can u still ask money for airtime from your mom bt u hav sold more 300 000 copies? How long are you gonna b their kid? Susiqhatha sisi wena u r being used bcoz usuka ezilalini uvalekile you don't evn have Bank account MOER,they takin advantage. U lying u not enjoin using taxes but you scared of em dats all.

  • Keikantseng - 2012-04-16 17:58

    I dont believe you Zahara...Im more disappointed in you DJ Sbu.

  • Sipho - 2012-04-17 00:41

    You know when you have been poor you tend to know your value. Claiming your worth is never disrespectful. WHY? Pro left TS, bricks left TS, ntando left TS, brown dash left TS. You can add up.

      george.mlongoti - 2012-05-24 22:39

      Tall her more 2 understand thow she is scared. Sirry Zahala

  • Tusly - 2012-04-17 14:25

    I tink people an da media shud start worrying abt their life an dnt create stories. Its enuf nw

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-04-17 15:35

    TS records must come clean and pay this Woman what she deserves , where there is smoke there is fire . Zahara dont be naive and act like there will be a second chance to make the same kill , you made it first time and you deserve a better life or should I say you deserve your millions of Rands in your own bank account not in TS records' account. Wake up this might be your first and last triple platinum album.

  • NMothijoa - 2012-04-17 15:51

    Ntando and Brown Dash left TS, who would've thought? I never trusted Sbu, actually I never liked him. The were rumous that he was broke and also the record company was not doing well. So they saw an oppotunity to fill their pockets. We all know that record companies always rip their artists off but not this way. I think they went too far, they even went to her parents and made promises. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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  • Cleo - 2012-04-18 01:17

    guys remember the video lengoma by dj sbu ft zahara. sum1 said why was sbu acting like he was the one singing the song zahara's face does not even appear in that video instead an old man hotstix is in the video.

  • Boulvy - 2012-04-18 01:49

    Zahara denying the truth won't help,U just need 2 stand up against this crooks b4 is 2 late or else u ll 4eva use public transport n share a house with your gogo

  • nkululekoskulz.nteta - 2012-04-18 20:32

    well i dont understand this, since they promised you zahara a house when they will buy it for you, but you sold many copies of your album?

  • foyonic - 2012-04-19 08:58

    If this is true, it reflects bad news to the followers of Zahara

  • khanyisag - 2012-04-20 14:22

    i don't think this is true,i just think the media want something to make newz about, Zahara must just take her time to do everything and not forgert her family after everything

      edwin.nengovhela - 2012-05-01 07:38

      You wrong. These guys do this all the time. e.g Arthur, chico you name them these fu$%%rs. I hope they die of HIV.

  • Siyabulela - 2012-05-01 00:01

    All I can say is, if TS records is not giving zahara what she deserv god will make a plan that am sure about.zahara you have made me proud sister now I can sing and say\umthwalo wam uyandisinda\because of you I think the media is lieng there is no such thing

  • edwin.nengovhela - 2012-05-01 07:36

    No one can take her talent away, even dat selfish guy SB% who act like a saint on TV. Hope you die in hell with your friend who ever he is fu&$ u too.

  • mphumzeni.thusi - 2012-05-04 10:59

    abezindaba abake babheke ezabo bahlukane nezindaba zabantu ngoba bona banenqwaba yezikweletu

      Philile - 2012-05-31 01:16

      Zahara is old enough she must do whtever she likes people must mind their business

  • nokuthulatshezilethu - 2012-05-14 19:11

    u ZAHARA NDITHI MNA MAKABUYELE ESKOLWENI KUNOBA ABE ESOKOLA EGOLI .OKWESIBINI ABAZALI BAKHE BANETHEMBA LOKUBA ONCE WAYA EGOLI UBUMI BABO BUZOBANGCONO ZANGE BAYazi into yokuba kwayena zahara uzodinga ne airtym le yokufowuna .ndithi makabuye u bulelwa eze eskolweni qha!

  • george.mlongoti - 2012-05-24 22:35

    When? Theres no smoke without fire sissy. Others are dying from cheap hospital where is the money? Wake up my sissy and smell coffee. How can you be scared with your own money? God gave you a talent to help your family not a stranger.

  • george.mlongoti - 2012-05-24 22:52

    Lts make it short, mayb Zahala lyk de smel of Mzozo (Mkhukhu) or being a mate. If nt she is having affairs with dem. Why she is diffending TS while every1 is standing 4 her? TS Records bible says u 'll sweet ur sweat . That poor gel is nt ur slave. U did nt invest on her, plz liv her alone

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