South African singer, Bongani Fassie is all over the news this week after being exposed for what is quickly turning out to be a lie in the media. The singer and producer recently claimed that he was R20 million richer after inheriting a large sum from his late mother, Brenda Fassie.
However, a recent Sunday World article has revealed that not only is he floundering, but he’s been kicked out of his apartment after failing to pay rent for three consecutive months.
His landlord is said to be fed up with the musician’s claims that he doesn’t have to work because he has inherited millions. Landsford Japhet (the landlord) apparently got so desperate that he called Bongani’s record label to coerce them into assisting the singer. The label owner spoke to Sunday World and shared the whole story:
“He (Japhet) phoned me and asked me to bail Bongani out, and when I said I don’t have the money he wanted, he said he would kick him out. I think he brought that unto himself.How do you publicly say you have R20-million and you don’t even feel like producing music because you are rich while you know that you are struggling?
That boy has nothing, he has no car and has no house. The landlord has been phoning people who are close to him and asking them to pay for his rent,”
This situation doesn’t sound pleasant at all. At the time of writing, Bongani is said to owe over R34,000 in unpaid rental fees.