By Confidente Reporter
THE on and off feud between award-winning Kwaito stars Gazza and The Dogg, has once again erupted; this time playing out in the Windhoek High Court which left Mshasho Trust Fund frontman Martin Morocky aka The Dogg ordered to pay Gazza Music Productions (GMP) owned by Lazarus Shiimi, N$200 000 over an undisclosed matter.
Court documents at hand reveal that GMP had dragged Mshasho to court in a matter where the two parties agreed to settle out of court following a court sanctioned mediation last week.
The Dogg for Mshasho was ordered by the Windhoek High Court to pay GMP N$57 499 every month beginning end of April until July.
“The defendant shall pay an amount of N$200 000 to plaintiff. The defendant shall pay plaintiff ’s attorney an amount of N$57 499.99 per month for a period of four months. The first payment will be made at the end of April 2017 and the last payment at the end of July 2017,” court documents read.
Court documents further reveal that if The Dogg’s Mshasho Trust Fund fails to make payment within the due date, he will be slapped with a 20 percent interest per year calculated from November 20 2016 when the matter was brought to the court.
“In the event that payment is not made on due date, the whole amount then outstanding shall become due and payable together with interest at 20 percent per annum calculated as from 20 November 2016. This agreement is in full and final settlement of all and any claims which the parties may have against each other pertaining to this matter.”
Contacted for comment on why the artists had taken each other to court, The Dogg only retorted: “I have nothing to say about that”.
Efforts to get comment from Gazza proved futile since last week. Gazza was represented by Dirk Conradie while his counterpart was represented by Sisa Namandje & Co.
The ongoing beef between the two Kwaito stars who continue to dominate the commercial music scene, reportedly started years ago when GMP signed a new and upcoming artist, who served on the label for less than two months before signing with Mshasho. Tensions between the two labels were heightened when the artist switched labels from GMP to Mshasho.
Fuel was added to the fire when some music fans began taking sides between The Dogg and Gazza, Mshasho and GMP, escalating the vendetta. The two stars seemed to have reconciled as of late and have done roadshows for the ruling Swapo party together as well as performed some of their old collaborations at the Namibia Annual Music Awards two years ago.
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