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Bonang sues DJ Zinhle

Sep 14, 2015 | NGWAKO MALATJI |

Mzansi's "it girl" Bonang Matheba is suing DJ Zinhle for defamation after their public spat over rapper AKA got nasty this week.

Matheba's lawyers sent DJ Zinhle, real name Ntombezinhle Jiyane, a letter demanding she apologise to the Metro FM and Top Billing presenter.

Bongani Khoza, Matheba's representative, was also preparing documents to submit to the South Gauteng High Court.

This was in a bid to apply for a court interdict to stop DJ Zinhle from making public statements about "Queen B".

DJ Zinhle was slapped with the court papers this week after announcing on her blog that Matheba was a blackguard who wrecked her engagement to the award-winning rapper.

The "it girl" confirmed a letter of demand was sent to DJ Zinhle on her instruction.

Part of the letter read: "Our client has thus instructed us to demand from you, as we hereby do, that you give an undertaking, by no later than the close of business on Monday, September 14 2015, that you shall refrain from publishing defamatory statements about her.

". And that you shall refrain from publishing any statements that may cause harm to her emotional wellbeing.

"Withdraw the statement that you made about our client on or about September 10 2015., issue a public apology, wherein you apologise to our client for the defamatory statements you made against her.

"Such apology shall be published through the mediums you used when you defamed our client.

"And refrain from threatening our client. Should you not accede to the aforesaid demands, our instructions are to immediately apply for an interdict against yourself at the High Court, in respect of the threatening conduct you are displaying against our client.

"The costs of such an application shall be for your account."

DJ Zinhle had not responded by the time of going to press.

According to a source close to the catfight, Khoza would have filed the papers last week but was derailed by an intervention from DJ Oskido, DJ Zinhle's boss.

"He wants peace between the two girls," said the mole.

"You are likely to see DJ Zinhle withdrawing her statement and apologising to Bonang if she can't produce evidence to that effect."

ngwakom@sundayworld.co.za 

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