Kagiso Setsetse Rejects Threatening DJ Sumbody’s Younger Brother Amidst Estate Tension
Kagiso Setsetse, the business partner of the late rapper DJ Sumbody (real name Oupa Sefoka), has strongly denied allegations that he made threats against Koketso Sefoka, DJ Sumbody’s younger brother.
Setsetse, in an official statement provided to Sunday World, refuted the accusations and emphasized that he had never posed a threat to Koketso’s life.
He expressed his disappointment that Koketso would make such serious allegations without any evidence, stating that it is unfair to tarnish someone’s reputation based on unfounded claims.
Setsetse said Koketso should open a case with the police.
“I did, however, tell him to not come to the business after [we] had received numerous complaints from staff members and suppliers that he was interfering with operations and was being disruptive.
“Due to the behaviour, we got our attorneys to send him a letter banning him from the premises because they were harassing staff members, I strongly believe in addressing people legally and not taking the law into my own hands. He was never part of the business,” said Setsetse.
According to Setsetse, he has engaged in over five meetings and telephonic conversations with Koketso, where he took the time to explain and provide detailed information about the business. During these discussions, he emphasized the importance of following legal procedures to ensure transparency and clarity in the succession process.
“I thought we were on the same page and things were going well, he was busy planning his moves with Ralph Stanfield on the side. I also sent him an email for the record, explaining everything to him and pleading with him to let the estate attorneys do their job.”
“I have never kicked his mother out of the business. I’ve known the family for more than 20 years and I was always taught to respect elders. I was part of the delegation that worked on my late business partner’s memorial service and funeral from start to end.”
Setsetse met with DJ Sumbody’s mother and Koketso’s wife early this year to explain the governance and processes that need to be followed from the business’ shareholder agreement.
Setsetse’s intention was to ensure that everyone involved understood the necessary steps required by law to navigate the business’s succession.
By advocating for a lawful approach, he aimed to foster a fair and transparent transition that would benefit all parties involved.
“The deceased’s mother’s attorneys requested a round-table meeting in the presence of lawyers, which we agreed to. We struggled to get a date from them. Finally, they gave us a date. When the day arrived for the meeting, the estate attorneys sent a letter to cancel the meeting.”
Setsetse said his attorneys later received a letter that Mrs Sefoka was now represented by Ralph Stanfield and Nicole Johnson’s lawyers.
“The shareholder’s agreement stipulates the current state of the business assigned by my business partner and myself back in 2017. I own 50% of the business and my late partner’s estate owns 50%, there is no way I would claim what is not mine when everything is on paper. This will be the current state until the current succession process is finalised, which the attorneys will conclude soon,” said Setsetse.
Furthermore, Setsetse clarified that he and his deceased partner received an invitation from a sponsor to attend an event in Dubai last year.
He emphasized that the purpose of the invitation was solely to participate in the sponsor’s event, rather than to explore potential business opportunities in Dubai.