Fans Crowdfunding to Help Former Ukhozi FM Presenter Sbu Buthelezi
The fans of former Ukhozi FM presenter Sbu Buthelezi have come together to crowd fund and support him during his current financial troubles.
Buthelezi has been accused of scamming the Msibi family in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), out of R600,000 through his poultry investment scheme called Abombuso Investment. The agreement involved investors selling chickens and eggs for a promised 100 percent return after three months. Unfortunately, this agreement was allegedly not fulfilled.
Due to these allegations, along with other complaints from Ukhozi FM listeners, the SABC radio station fired Buthelezi last year, citing his actions as detrimental to the station’s reputation. He had been hosting the popular gospel show, Indumiso, on Sundays.
Recently, Buthelezi’s parents’ home in Nkandla, KZN, was vandalized by an anti-crime forum called Isikebhe, who forcefully entered the property. The former radio presenter was reportedly hiding in the house during the incident. Isikebhe accused Buthelezi of avoiding three meetings with them.
Fans Donate to Help Sbu Buthelezi
Thabani Dlamini, a fan of Sbu Buthelezi, initiated a crowdfunding campaign on Facebook to assist him in repaying the money he owes. Dlamini shared the banking details on the platform and appealed to the public to contribute to the cause.
“I noticed that many people sympathize with him, which is why I asked for donations of R100 or more,” Dlamini explained.
According to Daily Sun, Dlamini believes that Buthelezi, through his motivational speaking and radio presenting, has positively impacted the lives of many individuals, and it is now time to give back.
Sbu Buthelezi’s Promise to Pay
In a recorded statement, Buthelezi made a commitment regarding his outstanding debt: “I promised to pay half of the owed amount by 30th June, and the remaining balance by 15th July. I will deposit the funds into the Isikebhe bank account.”
Isikebhe’s deputy president, Zakhele Mncube, warned of severe consequences if Buthelezi fails to fulfill his promise. Mncube stated, “If he doesn’t pay as promised, there will be serious repercussions. We engaged with him in the Isikebhe manner, and he apologized and pledged to repay the money. After reaching an agreement, we accompanied him to the police station, where he signed the agreement, and then he was released.”
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