Arthur Mafokate fired from SAMRO board over ‘undesirable publicity’
Arthur Mafokate has been fired from the SAMRO board.
The South African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) has fired Mafokate, a musician on its board, because of a case involving Mafokate and his ex-girlfriend Busisiwe Twala.
It’s not in the best interests of an organisation that stands for rights, be it music rights, to be affiliated with someone who is entangled in a case that has “continued to attract undesirable, and quite frankly worrying publicity, which has also caused serious harm to the public perception of the organisation.”
Last year, Mafokate was charged with assault after being involved in an altercation with Twala, but then laid a counter-year charge of assault leaving both cases to be heard in court.
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On social media Mafokate claimed that he wasn’t aware of the decision to fire him and commented on a post about the news saying: “wow, did I miss something?”
Ouch! He definitely missed a vital piece of information regarding his future.
He later called SAMRO’s decision “sad.”
Twala has called him out on social media on numerous occasions about the alleged incident and all Mafokate has retorted is that it was a matter for the courts.
He has been in contact with his lawyer about the decision, he told Sowetan.
“One can only suspect that there is more to this, than meets the eye. I have been a law-abiding member of the Samro board who is entirely free of shenanigans. I will wait to be informed and advise my lawyer about it [and] then take it from there.”
So are the days of Arthur Mafokate and his life.