Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Bongani Fassie Wanted
Brenda Fassie’s son Bongani is wanted by the police.
This after the tiff between Fassie and his former Ghetto Ruff boss Lance Stehr reached a head.
Just when it was thought the dust was settling down, Stehr surprised many by opening a case of theft against Fassie and his friends, who followed him out of the stable.
Stehr allegedly opened a case of theft against Fassie, Gift Magubane, popularly known as Maggz, Tessa Nxumalo, Ruff X, Nipho Funeka and Mpumi Phillips last year.
The first arrests were made this week when police declared Fassie the most wanted person of the group.
Stehr claims the group of his former employees stole equipment that belongs to Ghetto Ruff, estimated to be worth R450000.
Stehr denied opening a case against Funeka and Phillips. “I can confirm that I have opened a case of theft against six people but not against Nipho and Mpumi.”
He refused to comment further, saying the issue is now a police matter.
Maggz and Nxumalo were arrested this week and spent two nights behind bars.
They appeared in the Johannesburg magistrate’s court on Thursday and were released on R7500 bail each.
Hip hop singer Maggz of Girls, Girls fame says he was surprised by the arrests.
“I know that the equipment belongs to Madala (Fassie). Although Lance bought it , it was Bongani who requested it and Lance has been deducting the money for it ever since ,” Maggz says.
Fassie, who owns Fassie Records, has signed Maggz as his first artist.
Maggz says they took the equipment when Stehr kicked Fassie out of Ghetto Ruff.
“We only moved things that belonged to Bongani and nothing else,” says Maggz.
He says they spoke to Stehr about dropping the case after they have confiscated the equipment but to no avail.
“I think he is still bitter at Bongani for leaving the stable. He is trying to hit back and we are caught up in it because we are Bongani’s close friends and stablemates at Fassie Records,” Maggz says.
Nxumalo says her sin was to be Fassie’s right-hand person. “He (Stehr) always said he wanted to teach Bongani a lesson. He said he wants to see Bongani back on the streets where he found him.”
Fassie refused to comment, saying he is still consulting his lawyers.