Nota Baloyi Faces 60 Days Behind Bars for Defying Court Order
Music executive Nota Baloyi who is known for his controversial views has been convicted of contempt of court by the Joburg High Court and has been sentenced to 60 days of direct imprisonment.
The court’s decision was made after Baloyi violated a court order obtained by musician K.O, which instructed him to refrain from spreading defamatory statements on social media that implicated K.O in the assassination of hip hop superstar AKA.
Baloyi chose to disregard the court’s directive, leading to the issuance of the order on Thursday.
According to Sunday World, the order reads in parts:
“The Sheriff of the court and the South African Police Service are directed to take the respondent into custody and to deliver the respondent to the Leeuwkop Prison or any other prison within Gauteng for a period of sixty days,” reads the order.
Following the death of rapper AKA last month, Nota Baloyi took to social media and accused the SETE hitmaker and his family of being responsible for recording the superstar’s murder.
In response, K.O sought and obtained a court interdict against Baloyi, prohibiting him from making defamatory statements about the SETE hitmaker or his family on social media.
As of now, Baloyi remains noncompliant with the court’s instructions and persists with his accusations against K.O on his Instagram page.
According to Baloyi, K.O’s brother Siya Mdluli, who worked as AKA’s road manager, was present when the rapper was fatally shot by unknown assailants in Durban and was involved in the incident.
“I told you who my first five suspects are, in fact, my first six suspects. My other suspect is K.O because K.O has not answered for why his brother watched AKA die.
“Siya said K.O’s brother, blood brother, Mdluli K.O, sent his brother to set AKA up. You understand. Don’t let the families of K.O, Siya and everything get away with this,” reads Baloyi’s post, whose copies are attached to the papers.