Not all peace and love

2014-01-12 16:08

Johannesburg - Two South African gospel singers nearly started a fight in Durban, after S'fiso Ncwane booked Sechaba Pali without his knowledge, City Press reports.

After hearing about the concert from fans, Sechaba Pali and his backing vocalist drove from Johannesburg to Durban in order to demand to take part in the concert and to be paid.

According to a record company executive, Ncwane advertised Pali's name on radio and on street posters as a crowd puller for his yearly festival in Durban.

According to eyewitnesses, when Pali couldn't get a straight answer out of Ncwane, he confronted Ncwane and asked why he was being disrespected.

This is when backing vocalist Hlengiwe Mhlaba stepped in, after she saw how angry Pali was.

According to City Press, after hearing about the concert from fans and tuning in to the radio to hear the advert, Pali phoned Ncwane's wife to ask why his name was being used.

She told him to send her a quotation for his appearance fee, and his manager subsequently sent her a quotation of R70 000. She deposited R5000, and when he asked her why, she said he was too expensive and told him to take the money or not come to the show.

Pali said he had to go to the concert, because he was scared to tell his fans that he was paid but failed to pitch up to the show.

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