On­look­ers say he was soz­zled

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AWARD-win­ning mu­si­cian and ra­dio pre­sen­ter DJ Sbu was al­legedly mo­ered by se­cu­rity guards at the Ma­jor League Gar­dens Spring Party at FNB Sta­dium on Satur­day night.

Sbu, real name Sibu­siso Leope, al­legedly sus­tained in­juries to his head and left the venue to­gether with his dancers without per­form­ing.

He con­firmed he was at­tacked by se­cu­rity guards at the sta­dium.

“We went to the event and started re­hears­ing be­hind the stage and to my shock the se­cu­rity guards and Ma­jor League as­so­ci­ates started at­tack­ing us for no ap­par­ent rea­son,” he said.

Sbu said he re­gret­ted not press­ing charges against the guards. “I was ad­vised to press charges but didn’t do that be­cause the boys [Ma­jor League] had put up a nice event and had good spon­sors. So I didn’t want to dent the event by in­volv­ing po­lice and courts. “But I now re­gret the de­ci­sion be­cause my bosses are get­ting the wrong in­for­ma­tion about what hap­pened. Peo­ple are say­ing I was drunk and that the whole thing was a drunken brawl, which is not true,” he said. “I didn’t even touch al­co­hol there. We went to the show … and the next thing the peo­ple who were hired to pro­tect us [be­came] vi­o­lent to­wards us. If we were provoca­tive … why didn’t they call the po­lice on us, why at­tack us?” Sbu said he has put the whole in­ci­dent be­hind him. “I’m now try­ing to pro­mote my sin­gle I did with Za­hara and Rabs Vha­fuwi. I have stopped fo­cus­ing on neg­a­tiv­ity, he said.

Sbu’s crit­ics al­leged the revered artist, who ar­rived at the venue as Mzekezeke, was bliksemed so hard by se­cu­rity guards that his trade­mark bal­a­clava came off and ev­ery­body saw his face. The se­cu­rity guards also bap­tised him with co­pi­ous amounts of un­known liq­uid while as­sault­ing him.

It is al­leged Sbu, who was dressed in an or­ange over­all and All Star takkies – a black one on his left foot and a white one on his right foot – waltzed into the VIP sec­tion and poked fun at for­mer Y-FM and 5FM pre­sen­ter DJ War­ras.

When the se­cu­rity guards called him to or­der, he al­legedly lost his cool and slapped one of them.

The en­tire se­cu­rity per­son­nel de­scended on him like a ton of bricks and beat him up.

DJ War­ras was elu­sive when we con­tacted him for com­ment yes­ter­day. “Please phone me af­ter eight min­utes,” he said.

When we did, a fe­male voice an­swered his phone and told us the

Live AMP pre­sen­ter was too busy to come to the phone.

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