Sarafina movie producer Mbongeni Ngema recently stirred up controversy during an interview on the King David Mashabela podcast. He claimed that he played a pivotal role in opening doors for Lebo M, the renowned composer of ‘The Lion King,’ through his iconic animated 1994 movie, Sarafina.
Lebo M’s Response
Lebo M, however, has vehemently denied Ngema’s claims and is reportedly considering legal action against him. In response to the allegations, Lebo M stated, “I get it, when people are trying to rebuild their careers, the most convenient thing to do to get attention is to use my name and brand, but this is beyond silly.”
He added, “This is now a legacy issue, we are considering our options with my legal team.”
Lebo M in Legal Battles
Lebo M has a history of resorting to legal action to protect his interests. Recently, he made headlines for taking legal action against his latest wife, Pretty Samuels, who allegedly misused his electronic signature and took his luxury vehicle without permission. Lebo M demanded the return of his vehicle within 48 hours, with the threat of further legal action.
Additionally, Lebo M had legal disputes with his ex-partner, actress Zoe Mthiyane. The Lion King producer filed a defamation suit against her, seeking R6 million in damages, following a public disagreement over a prenuptial agreement.