On Monday the organizers of the awards were informed by auditors of Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo that their team had only worked out units sold for the sub-categories of the Best-Selling Music download category and that the Combined Best-Selling Downloading category award was overlooked.
As a result of this oversight from the auditors’ side, the combined category was not included in the report submitted to the SAMA organisers. Therefore, the winners for the Combined Best-Selling Music Download category goes to DJ Clock ft Beatenberg for Pluto:
“The Annual South African Music Awards organisers regret that the award could not be handed out at the awards ceremony on Sunday, 19 April 2015 at Sun City, but views what happened as confirmation of the integrity of the South African Music Awards. Mika Chauke, the head of communications for the Annual South African Music Awards confirmed that results cannot be announced and actioned without the auditors’ seal of approval. We are obliged to follow only what the auditors have determined”, said the head of communications for the Annual South African Music Awards, Mika Chauke.
What a week this has been for the band after sweeping most of the awards during the ceremony on Sunday (19 April).
The trio will now take home a total of seven awards for their album The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg with DJ Clock closely behind with four awards.