The High Court of Zimbabwe has ordered that amapiano stars Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa should be refunded the R325,000 they paid on Monday for damages relating to their failure to perform at an event they had been booked for. The court sitting in Bulawayo on Tuesday ordered the country’s sheriff of the high court to immediately pay back Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa $18,400 (R325,772,18).

It’s alleged they were challenging the court order because the musicians, after they had failed to pitch for the April event, agreed with the carnival organisers to refund R230,000 in full and final settlement of the matter.

However, the carnival organisers decided to sue the musicians for damages once they landed in Zimbabwe last week, demanding more money from them. The pair’s Zimbabwean attorney Zibusiso Ncube on Tuesday filed an urgent interdict opposing a writ of execution that was issued against Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa following a court order in favour of the Victoria Falls Carnival promoter.

The court order saw Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa being required to the pay the $18,400 with immediate effect or face arrest.The court order declared that the sheriff should pay back the duo or their nominated agents, which Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa had paid pursuant to the writ of execution. Victoria Falls Carnival was ordered to pay back the legal costs of the lawsuit on an attorney and client scale.

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