Samro under siege by Gupta-linked cabal, alleges Mandoza producer Gabi Le Roux
Samro under siege; from bad investments to Gupta-linked cabals.
Gabi Le Roux is a South African producer responsible for many hits, including the well-loved anthem Nkalakatha by the late kwaito star Mandoza.
He is also a member of the Samro board, which he alleges is under attack by Brian Mokoena, once manager of Arthur Mafokate’s record label.
Le Roux claims that Mokoena is a member of a syndicate linked to the Gupta family, who is allegedly using a forensic report that implicates the organisations bosses in impropriety to try and dismantle the current Samro board.
In a WhatsApp message that Sunday World has reportedly seen, Le Roux said:
“I am sorry to tell you that our music industry is now under siege from a small group of individuals [linked to Motsoeneng] who want to use the Dubai forensic report to topple the Samro board, Moshito board and all other structures, insert themselves, so capturing the South African music industry.”
“Essentially, we now have the domination by multinationals on the one side and these rogues on the other side, and it is difficult to tell which grouping is more detrimental to our struggle to have a proper functioning and fair music industry,” he continued.
Last year we reported on Samro’s horrendous investment scandal, which lost its members over R40 million, which has now undergone a forensic audit to make sense of it all.
Here is a statement from them:
“This investment was made after due consideration at the time but developments in the UAE, with our global partner collective management organisations [CMOs], coupled with an adverse economic environment in South Africa has heightened the risks. Hence, in the interest of Samro members, Samro has decided to terminate this venture,” read a statement released by the organisation shortly after the deal was terminated.
Samro under siege as South Africa’s music industry falls further astray.