Taking to social media earlier this week, the rapper apologized to those who had been trying to reach him via his public Whatsapp as he was unable to respond due to a "rival's" attempt at stealing the number.
Speaking to Times Live, Kwesta's record label boss Nhlamulo Baloyi said "the sim swop stopped all communication to Kwesta's number and so we asked Vodacom to not allow it and to block any requests to do a sim swop over the phone."
It came to Kwesta's attention after Vodacom called him to report suspicious activity on the account after an unidentified person called the service provider to try and initiate the sim swap.
Apologies to those whose messages haven't been getting through my WhatApp line. I fell victim to sim swop fraud. FOUL PLAY WILL NOT SUCCEED!— #ShowKwestaLove ❤️ (@KwestaDaKAR) January 31, 2017
Really shameful that there are people in our INDUSTRY who will reduce themselves to dirty tactics & sabotage. We're turning the other cheek!— #ShowKwestaLove ❤️ (@KwestaDaKAR) January 31, 2017
SIES!— #ShowKwestaLove ❤️ (@KwestaDaKAR) January 31, 2017
I know who was behind this COWARDLY crime thanks to the people @Vodacom111... Won't name you but SHAME ON YOU. We're praying for you SHEM...— #ShowKwestaLove ❤️ (@KwestaDaKAR) January 31, 2017
Following his social media rant, Nhlamulo confirmed that the number that requested the sim swop was allegedly tracked to someone in the industry.
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