While Mandoza’s wife Mpho is still trying to come to terms with her husband’s demise, supposed friends and well wishers are making money from his death.
Mpho has allegedly fired the late kwaito star’s manager after accusing him and People’s Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli of fraud.
According to Mpho, the duo were trying to defraud her husband’s estate and she had to fire Kevin Ntaopane after discovering a letter allegedly written by the two to the Music Association of South Africa (Masa).
The letter which was allegedly written on her behalf, requested funds to bankroll Mandoza’s record label Nkalakatha Records. However, Mpho denied acknowledging the correspondence.
Mpho revealed that Masa founder Tebogo Sithathu opened her eyes to what was going down. This was after he acknowledged receipt of her letter.
“I was at the Samro [Southern African Music Rights Organisation] offices after the death of my husband to enquire about his royalties when I bumped into Tebogo who told me that he received my letter and he was processing it. I then asked him what letter? He said the letter that was sent to him by Mzwakhe and Kelvin asking for funds for Nkalakatha. I was shell-shocked and told him I didn’t know what he was talking about. I felt like crying, how can people do these things to us?”
Mpho confirmed that she has confronted Ntaopane about the letter. Now, all she needs is evidence from Masa before pressing fraud charges against him and Mbuli. “I have never asked anyone to write a letter requesting money to fund Nkalakatha Records.”
Similarly, there were speculations that Mpho also confronted Ntaopane about allegations that he diverted donor funds meant to help the bereaved family bury the kwaito legend to his private pocket.
Meanwhile, to Mandoza’s wife, Ntaopane was never the kwaito legend’s manager and will never be.