Award-winning artist King Monada's family was attacked after the musician failed to pitch at a paid gig at a lodge in Limpopo on Saturday. Monada, whose real name is Khutso Kgatle, has since apologised for his no-show.
It's alleged that out of frustration, the owner of the lodge Peter Madupa of Madupa Lodge went to Monada's double storey house, which he shares with his two wives and kids at the Mokgolobotho village outside Tzaneen, with a truck full of passengers and started throwing stones at the house. In a statement released by the Moreki hitmaker, he said that he was tired to drive to the venue on Saturday. Monada said that the people Madupa brought to his house seemed heavily intoxicated. "They violated the freedom of security and maliciously damaged the property of the family," he said. He also apologised for not making it to the event citing fatigue. "We sincerely apologise to our fans and anyone concerned for not making it to the event as scheduled. We had many gigs to attend at various places and due to the distance and time constraint we were not able to make it," he said.
It's alleged that Monada was paid for the gig that was initially scheduled for 31 December. When Monada did not pitch, an arrangement for him to perform at the lodge on Saturday was made but again he failed to pitch. The singer has now threatened to take legal action against Madupa. "We do not appreciate the manner in which the issue was handled by Mr Peter Madupa of Madupa Lodge, whom we held in high regard. This conduct is completely unacceptable and we consider taking legal action to protect the rights of King Monada and his family and to deter anyone from interfering with their rights," the statement said. King Monada further urged fans not to be distracted by any negativity that may be caused by this. "We remain committed to provide entertainment services to our fans," he said. The Idibala hitmaker is not a first-time offender, last week, ZiMoja reported that he refused to pay back R60 000 paid to him to perform at the Sasha Lifestyle establishment in Thembisa in December. Again in December, he was a no-show at another paid event at the Limpopo Legends Awards (Lila) in Polokwane. The organisers have also threatened legal action against Monada.