Bonang has won R 300 000 against the Podcaster, YouTuber and blogger Rea Gopane in court. On the 9th of May in 2021, Rea said something disturbing that made national headlines in Mzansi. He said the rapper AKA was heavily hooked on cocaine, and media personality Bonang Matheba was the one who introduced him to the drugs.
Summons and court case
After what Rea said about Bonang, she ordered her attorneys to tell the YouTuber to retract his statement. Rea didn’t budge, so the next step was for Queen B to sue him for defamation of character. Rea proceeded and attended court; the initial amount he was being sued of was R 500 000, which was later decreased to R 300 000.
Bonang rights and a point to prove
As a citizen, Bonang was well within her rights to sue. People thought she was unfair as Rea did not have the money to pay the star. However, Bonang was probably tired of being constantly battered by people. Allegations of drug use can taint a person’s image, especially when a person is a public figure.
Media personality celebrates her win on Twitter
After her win, she took to Twitter to tweet, “I won,” followed by celebratory emojis. She also tweeted the hashtag” #Runmemymoney,” followed by an exclamation mark. Queen B told her followers the next 30 years would be fun for Rea.
Rea in hot water against another star
After the death of the two amapiano stars, Killer Kau and Mpura, Rea publicly said Mr JazziQ killed the two. His reason was that Mr JazziQ sacrificed them to have a better career. Mr JazziQ also asked him to retract his statement, but Rea did not do it. The amapiano star filed an R 1 000 000 lawsuit against Gopane.
Rea’s response to Bonang’s court win
Rea tweeted, I don’t have time for delusional women. Back to work.” Rea does not have money. None of his projects is making him much money; we’re yet to see how he’ll afford to pay Bonang.
If Rea fails to pay, the courts will issue a warrant of arrest against the Youtuber, and he will serve a sentence or do community service.
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