The soon-to-be ex-husbands Simizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung have joined forces against the show producer and businessman, Legend Manqele, for failing to pay R1.5 million for the broadcasting rights to their wedding ceremony.
The two sold the broadcasting rights to Bar Leader TV, which also produced ‘Living The Dream with Somizi’.
The company has allegedly failed to pay them two years after their wedding day was broadcast on DSTV’s streaming platform – Showmax.
The pair seem to have come to a ceasefire to collectively fight Manqele for failing to meet his end of the deal.
Mohale’s lawyer Venessa Da Silva Farai Fernihough of Ulrich Roux and Associates, issued a letter of demand last week, urging the producer to pay the money by no later than Thursday to avoid being slapped with a lawsuit.
According to the letter, Mhlongo and Motaung signed an agreement with Manqele’s company to film and broadcast their wedding for an amount of R1.5 million.
When the producer received the letter pleading that payment is made to their client, he reportedly responded by stating that he was waiting for some documents from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), and also from his team before he could formally respond to their letter.
“To date, no response or documentation has been received from either you or any other representative of Bar Leader TV.
The written agreement entered into between our clients, Elahom Events Group, as the representative of Mr. Motaung and Mr. Mhlongo, and Bar Leader, provided that Elahom was due to receive an amount of R1.5 million as remuneration for the services rendered by the ‘talent’,” reads the letter.
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They later separated in 2021, after they both threw accusations of violence against one another and are currently facing a controversial divorce process.
Mhlongo filed divorce papers at the Johannesburg High Court last year.