A few years back, Bonang went separate ways with Nthato Mashinini who was her make up artist for a very long time, the word in the streets was that Bonang was despondent with Nthato doing Pearl Thusi’s cosmetics.
In the wake of dumping Nthato, she discovered comfort in the arms of Muzi Zuma, a makeup artis who was doing DJ Zinhle’s cosmetics at the time before being in this way terminated by the DJ for supposedly working with Bonang. Muzi did Bonang’s cosmetics for two or three years and she even made a cameo on Being Bonang yet it appears like their relationship has turned sour.
After make-up artist Muzi Zuma blamed Bonang Matheba for ‘evading’ a R25K charge for more than half a year, many fingers have been pointed. From Bonang owing the cash, to her present administration organization sticking the fault on her old pr organization, the main failure is Muzi, who still hasn’t been paid and disclosed to TshisaLIVE his mother is currently owing debtors thus.
Muzi cast the focus on the issue this week in a Twitter Q&A after a follower inquired as to whether he was all the while doing B’s make-up.
Muzi, who has worked with Bonang for a long time, said he was not on great terms with the TV and radio personality as he had not been paid for a job from July 2017.
He revealed to TshisaLIVE he marked an agreement with Bonang to do her make-up for the length of the KFC Taste Kitchen show, which was 24 days in length.
Muzi said that he was guaranteed installment of R25,000 once the shoot finished on July 5 a year ago.
“I contacted Bonang on numerous occasions to find out when I would get my payment and I was told that she did not receive payment from KFC and that she would be paid by September 30. So I waited until then. But September passed, November passed and December passed.”
Muzi said that a string of WhatsApp messages and emails have gone unanswered from that point forward and he’s simply been given the run-around.
“The reason I have kept quiet for this long is because I am not here to air anyone’s dirty laundry on social media. For four years I have done Bonang’s make-up and I have not put a foot wrong, but it is just frustrating that they are taking advantage of me.”
Muzi asserted that he was likewise promised food and accommodation for the term of the shoot, however that never happened.
“Bonang told me that I would be fed and have a place to sleep because I was here for her convenience, but when I came to Joburg, I had to sort myself out. I used my mom’s credit card to cover those costs knowing that I would be able to pay the debt off.”
Muzi said he was angry and baffled by the level of respect that has been shown towards him.
At the point when reached for input, Celebrity Services Africa, Bonang’s new pr organization, said it had no knowledge of the unpaid bill.
Nonetheless, TshisaLIVE is reportedly in possession of a WhatsApp discussion between a CSA account chief and Muzi, where he was requested to do her make-up and declined in light of the cash owing to him.
CSA chief, Davin Phillips, repeated that it had no information of the bill, and later guaranteed to be “looking at the payment” that was charged from Bonang’s record to Muzi.
“Muzi Zuma’s claim is news to us as this expense has already been charged to Ms Matheba by her previous management company, who then should have paid Ms Zuma. Let it be recorded that we have yet to be contacted by Ms Zuma, which we find surprising, considering the claims being made on Twitter.”
TshisaLIVE reached DNA Brand Architects’ Sylvester Chauke, who said that any costs acquired by Bonang ought to be settled specifically by her.
“This has been our modus operandi for five years. Hence Muzi is engaging Bonang directly and not through DNA as he understands that too,” he said.
CSA later said the sum had been paid to DNA and it was their duty to pay.
Muzi, then, stays out of pocket. As does his mom, whose card he acquired to cover his costs.