Bonang’s former make-up artist finally gets his R25K payment

After more than a half year of waiting and being run in circles, Bonang Matheba’s previous make-up artist, Muzi Zuma’s wish to be paid has been addressed and he’s been paid the R25,000 that was owed to him.

As revealed by TshisaLIVE on Wednesday, Muzi was contracted to do Bonang’s make-up for the KFC Taste Kitchen show, which was 24 days in length. He was promised his remuneration at the end of the shoot in July a year ago yet until yesterday, was still out of pocket and apparently in dept.

Since the spotlight was thrown on Muzi’s circumstance many fingers have been pointed as who was in charge of the payment. Bonang’s new pr organization, Celebrity Services Africa said the cases was “news” to them, however TshisaLIVE is in possession of a WhatsApp discussion between a CSA account boss and Muzi, where he was requested to do her make-up and declined due to the cash payable to him.

CSA boss, Davin Phillips, emphasized that it had no information of the bill, and later asserted to be “looking at the payment” that was charged from Bonang’s record to Muzi.

Bonang’s previous pr organization said if the cost was secured by B, she needed to settle it directly.

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 …

After the forward and backward, proprietor of DNA Brand Architects (B’s previous pr organization), Sylvester Chauke chose to pay Muzi out of his own pocket.

“I have decided to settle Muzi’s outstanding cost. I have utmost respect for Muzi and his work and through DNA, we have done some great work. With this back and forth, at the core, is a young man who is trying to build and grow his business and I thought it important to settle the matter on his behalf.

“Moreover, as a fellow black entrepreneur, I hate seeing us having to struggle to be remunerated for services that we render and ill-treat each other sometimes. This is not how we should do business. We should grow each other instead,” he told TshisaLIVE.

Muzi couldn’t contain his feelings when Sylvester made the payment. He disclosed to TshisaLIVE that it was a solution to his prayer.

“My prayers were answered through Sylvester, because I know Bonang was going to ignore it and wait for it to sizzle down and still not make contact. I had accepted that I’d never get it. I was with my mom when Sylvester called and we both burst into tears. What he did was selfless. It’s (Bonang) no longer his client. I’ve also placed no blame on DNA but he knows the journey, he knows my heart and I think he felt my pain and thus rescued me.”

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