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KISS AND MAKE UP

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Award winning Kwaito-Kwasa star Odirile ‘VeeMampeezy’ Sento and his long-time dancer Coming Soon are at it again! In the latest development the dancer is accusing his former boss of exploiting him for the 15 years that he was working for him.

Coming Soon shocked Facebook users on Saturday morning with his live video that he recorded around 7am trashing Vee. The 4 minutes 20 seconds long clip narrates how the pint-sized artist has abused the Democratic Republic of Congo dancer over the years. He is inside a car with another man and starts off by saying that people undermine him. “O bona Coming Soon, batho ba mo nyatsa,” he says, adding that he has made people rich. Clearly, Coming Soon is sloshed as he keeps saying ‘Ga kena sepe. Ke batla go boela gae. Batho ba nnyatsa.’

He says that he has made people wealthy and they now drive Mercedes Benz cars while he has no car to his name. He says that his parents are worried that he has nothing to show in his 15 years stay in Botswana. “15 years, ke dira bo Go Swa Motho, Go Swa Motho. Ga kena sepe. Ke tlhabolola monna yo mongwe. Ene o humile,” he says, constantly adding that God will help him. He however repeats that Vee is his brother and that he loves him dearly. “He is my king, man. I love him Vee Mampeezy.’’Vee was civil in his response. “Coming Soon is my brother. He is also like a son to me. I won’t defend myself in this issue. If I do so, I’m going to start exposing a lot of things that will harm my brother. I choose to lose. If you feel I’m the bad guy, it’s ok. I’d rather take the bullet for him”.

He went on and encouraged people to keep on supporting Coming Soon, describing him as a good dancer. He says that even though Coming Soon is now independent, he fully supports him.
He also attempted the salary issue, where he is often criticised for not paying his dancers well, saying he was not going to expose their salaries. “We run a company, we are professionals. All I can say is we have a lot of incentives for our staff members. Yes we do buy people cars, especially when we are happy with their work,” he says. Vee Mampeezy also wonders why dancers always call their bosses ugly names when they part ways. But again, he has a question: Why is that they always stay so long? Yet claim to be exploited when they leave?

Fans respond
Fans of both Vee and Coming Soon took to social media to respond to the beef. While majority emphasised that Coming Soon was influenced by booze to quash his former boss, others said he was actually honest about being ill-treated. “People always tell the truth when they are drunk, especially when the issue had been in their heart for a long time. Vee has been exploiting Coming Soon,” said one Mothusi Kaboyaone. There were also those that recalled the time when Vee bought Coming Soon a BMW 320 car, describing Coming Soon as an ungrateful, irresponsible man with a sense of entitlement.

“Your employer pays you. What you do with the salary is up to you. You can’t compete with your boss. No matter how smart you are, don’t have a sense of entitlement,” said Gorata Mabiletsa, adding that she was once Coming Soon’s neighbour in Gaborone and that the dancer loved alcohol and partying. But again, there are those that say Vee and his former dancer will soon have to go out for a meal and settle their small beef. Fans might as well expect a hit from their misunderstanding with Comin Soon’s out-of-this-world dance moves.

The two men have a history of being on and off, and like Vee is saying, they are more like father and son. Actually, of all the dancers that Vee has worked with and those he now has, Coming Soon remains very close to his heart. Coming Soon has since deleted the video from his page.

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Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide

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Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.

Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.

On the evening  of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021)  PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.

 

 

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Women challenged to step-up food production

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National Development Bank CEO, Lorato Morapedi has challenged women to take up more agribusiness ventures to cut down on the country’s food import bill.
With an annual P7 billion food import bill hanging over the country, Morapedi said women can significantly trim it down. “We need to get out of our comfort zones, let’s open our eyes and seize the opportunities,” said Morapedi, adding that women need to work in groups.
She emphasized that women should leverage on collective expertise found in clusters to grow the country’s food production sector.
“Grab the opportunities that exist with the food value chain,” she said, citing that women have been hard-hit by COVID-19 in their endeavors to put food on the table.
She further implored women not to shy away from finance development institutions (FDIs) to finance their projects. Morapedi bemoaned that a handful people are willing to go into food production despite the high import food bill that the country faces.
Very few people are doing food production; people are lazy to go into food production,” said Morapedi. She also highlighted that the country’s major supplier, South Africa is also not coping as COVID-19 challenges unravel.
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