DJ Sbu On Why He Ended Up Not Suing Blogger

He was accused of stealing Zahara's awards

By  | May 04, 2022, 12:10 PM  | DJ Sbu  | Drama

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Last week it was reported that Zahara had her six SAMA awards stolen from her home during a burglary. As soon as the news gained traction, many people alleged DJ Sbu had something to do with it. When a popular Twitter blogger, Musa Khawula, accused him of sending thugs to steal the awards, he threatened to sue him for up to R1 million.

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But Sbu has not taken any action against the blogger and it is because he thinks it is not worth it. He admitted that he was left triggered by the post and was fuming when he saw it.

"God knows what I've done with my life. For somebody to write a tweet and say I sent people to go and steal awards. At that particular time...I'm usually never triggered by things on social media...but at that particular time I was disgusted. I usually let things calm down. But that experience I got triggered and I responded. And then I was like 'if you don't delete this message I am going to have to take some legal action against you.

He then said he was on a flight to Johannesburg so he thought that when he landed, he would have found the tweet deleted but to his surprise he had not deleted it. Instead he got a message which said 'Pay Zahara babes.'

He said he wanted to teach people that there are repercussions to the things you say on social media. "You don't just write things. I think a lot of people think you will get away with stuff by just writing 'allegedly' and then from there you write anything you want to write that defames people, it's not fair. Some of us will take action.

He said he sympathised with the young blogger because he does not want to ruin his career over silly mistakes made as he is young. 

"I don't want to destroy the career of a young person whose seen Twitter as a platform to grow their careers. I don't want to send lawyers because I can afford to. I don't want to put that person in a position where they have to pay R100 for the rest of their lives because I sued them.

"But you need to remember that young people are also pumped by their followers. People want to see a fight but the same mind in me when I landed in Johannesburg I was like 'it's not even worth it.' That young person is like me 20 years ago tryna come up and I'm thinking he will not realise this today but as time goes he will see that some things I could have done differently. I don't want to have any enemies. I'm on social media to promote positivity and promote what I do and help other businesses as I can. I am not there to threaten and sue people," he said. 

Speaking about her stolen awards, Zahara said to Drum, “There was no break-in at the house. Everything was exactly where I found it,“ Zahara told the publication. “The thief did not take anything else besides the six SAMAs and I want them back.”

Then blogger Musa Khawula said this, "DJ Sbu who is rumored to have sent his thug friends to steal 6 of Zahara's awards sets to release 10 NFT pieces on the 30th April 2022. These allegations follow DJ Sbu after he swindled Zahara of her Loliwe funds."

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