Sunday World

Moja Love in hot water over Bongani

Stehr wants drug claims withdrawn

- By Theo Nyhaba

Entertainm­ent mogul and Muthaland Entertainm­ent founder Lance Stehr has threatened to sue the owners of Moja Love if they do not withdraw and apologise for the accusation­s made against him that he introduced Brenda Fassie’s son, Bongani, to drugs.

In the reality show, Finding Bongani, Bongani accused Stehr of offering him his first cocaine.

Stehr told Sunday World that he was not only angered by the drug accusation­s, but also by copyright issues and the fact that Muthaland’s music was used without permission.

In a letter seen by Sunday World from attorney David Bison of Media & Broadcasti­ng Consultant­s, acting on behalf of Stehr, Moja Love is also accused of disclosing private informatio­n without the permission of participan­ts, including disclosing singer Ishmael Morabe’s personal informatio­n and address.

The letter claims Stehr was not given the opportunit­y to respond to these allegation­s directly. Instead, it claims Moja Love has manipulate­d clips in a prior interview to seem like he was addressing the allegation­s that Bongani had made, when in fact he was addressing the initial allegation­s.

The letter reads in part: “In the light of the ongoing harm caused by the scurrilous, invasive and grossly defamatory and injurious broadcast by you against our clients in the above series, up to and particular­ly including episode 7 in which the smears against our client reached their apogee, we have advised them that they are compelled to protect their good name and reputation and seek restitutio­n from yourselves in order to mitigate the damages suffered by them.”

Head of channel at Moja Love Bokani Moyo said: “He never came back to the channel with any concerns until the episode was aired. We want to highlight the fact that Lance was at all material times informed both verbally and in written documents of the process followed in obtaining his reply.”

 ??  ?? Bongani Fassie claims that Lance Stehr offered him drugs
Bongani Fassie claims that Lance Stehr offered him drugs
 ?? Gallo Images ?? Muthaland founder Lance Stehr says he is angered by the accussatio­ns made against him in Moja Love’s reality show ‘Finding Bongani’.
Gallo Images Muthaland founder Lance Stehr says he is angered by the accussatio­ns made against him in Moja Love’s reality show ‘Finding Bongani’.

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