One of Mabala Noise Entertainment latest artists Riky Rick has come out guns blazing against EFF leader Julius Malema.
The hip-hop star who was recently signed by Mabala Noise, was one of those who allegedly received a token of R5 milliom from the company.
Last week, Malema made a statement which promptly pushed the company under the spotlight. According to Malema, the owner of the company Reggie Nkambule Nkabinde who is also the Treasurer General of the ANC Youth League uses the company as a front for money laundering.
During a press conference at the IEC results centre on Friday, Malema alleged that each artist signed under Mabala Noise received R5m.
“Reggie gave each artist registered under Mabala not less than R5million each. Where does Reggie get the money from? No journalist has ever asked that Treasury of the Youth League.”
From Malema’s perspective, Reggie is just using Mabala Noise as cover up to launder money from Water and Sanitation. He added that the artists receive the money and in return, they perform at ANC events. The money used to fund this project came from illegal government tenders.
However, Riki Rick responded to this claim on Twitter, denying all allegations.
“Bhek… There is no R5million I ever received from anyone… @Julius_S_Malema DO NOT LIE TO THE PEOPLE,” Riky tweeted.
“Anyone who knows me knows how hard we work for what we have… @Julius_S_Malema included. Don’t ever get it twisted,” he added.
Meanwhile, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said she would rather remain mum over the allegations.
Nevertheless, she dismissed Malema’s allegations that her department is giving contracts to encourage fraud and money laundering.
Accordingly, Mabala Noise is putting things in order before they hold an urgent press conference in Johannesburg on the matter.