John Vuli Gate Hitmakers Nabbed For Song
In a not so positive development, the duo responsible for the Amapiano hit song, John Vuli Gate Hitmakers, Mapara A Jazz was arrested on Sunday.
The duo of McMillan “Man Malaya” Nephawe and Leonard “Lenny Sbechu” Malatii was taken to Pretoria Central Police Station on Sunday for questioning regarding theft of their breakout hit John Vuli Gate.
Thank goodness, the duo was not detained for long as they managed to make it on time for their Idols SA performance.
The duo ended up at a police station for questioning after Scara Chilli Ya Baba opened a theft case against them. Scara Chilli Ya Baba is accusing Mapara A Jazz of stealing the smash hit John Vuli Gate.
Dominic “Matanta” Baloyi of Scara Chilli Ya Baba told Daily Sun that Man Malaya stole the song from his brother Ndivhuwo who is a member of Scara Chilli Ya Baba.
He added that they did not expect the issue to go this far but they were left with no option after Mapara A Jazz refused to settle the issue amicably. Dominic implied that Mapara A Jazz wanted to collaborate with Scara Chilli Ya Baba as compensation for stealing John Vuli Gate but he said they want their song back.
We didn’t expect it to go this far, but Mapara A Jazz are disrespecting and undermining us. We don’t want to collaborate with them. We’re only asking them to bring back our song. It belongs to us and we want them to stop acting like it’s theirs. They belong in jail because they are thieves. We just want back what we worked hard on, that’s it.
Man Malaya’s brother Ndivhuwo said his brother must confess that he stoleJohn Vuli Gate and bring it back to them. He further said they had spent a lot of money on the song to just let the matter rest.
Pretoria Central cop shop spokeswoman, Captain 4gustinah Selepe confirmed Mapara AJazz were brought in for questioning and said they were released as the matter is still under investigation.