Toss refuses to refund after not performing at paid gig


Toss whose real name is Pholoso Masombuka has been called out by an event promoter named Skhulu Mqolo for refusing to refund after failing to perform at paid gig.

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Toss’s manager Slindile Mpatho reportedly received 50% of the gig fee which was R12 500.

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“I did everything by the book. Toss charged us R25 000 for his performance and his management asked me to pay 50% deposit before he could come and the balance was to be paid after the performance,” Mqolo tells Zimoja.

The musician was expected to perform at two venues about 130 km apart, on the 16th of December but he didn’t show up.

The organisers of both events postponed the gig to December 22 which was communicated to Toss but upon his arrival loadshedding disrupted the plans, and he refused to perform with generator.

“We had paid him the 50% deposit and our agreement was that we will pay the performance after he performed. Besides all that we offered to pay him with cash, but he refused, we paid from a different bank account as his and when the money didn’t reflect the same time he left and promised to come back after performing at the gig in East London,” Skhulu said.

“I did everything by the book but they still disappointed us. Our patrons were disappointed twice and they had bought tickets,” he said. “When I analyse everything I do feel that Mpatho cheated us. She has since blocked me everywhere and never paid back our money. We lost R22 000 for nothing as they came and decided to leave without performing for our patrons. They need to pay that money back,” he added.

Toss’s manager tells Zimoja a different story, as she referred to the contract signed by the organisers.

“Toss was at the venue even though the contract states that full payment is due two days before the event. They were already in breach of contract and yet Toss went to the venue. We then agreed that they will not perform until full payment was made which they failed to do. Did they send you the contract? It states that the deposit is non-refundable. Especially because they are the ones who failed to settle the fee we agreed on,” she said.

Last updated on February 19th, 2024 at 11:21 pm

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