Organizer fume as Kelly Khumalo bolts with R30K moments before performance
Reality TV star and singer Kelly Khumalo left an event organizer with an egg on her face when she failed to perform.
Caroline Mosiamo, the founder of the South African Heroines Awards, claims Kelly was paid R30 000 in cash to perform in Bloemfontein in August. The event was meant to honor women, including those living with disabilities.
Caroline said Kelly wouldn’t get out of her car when it was time for her to perform and had still not given a reason.
Caroline said she just wanted her money back.
“We booked Kelly for R30 000. On top of that, we had to book a hotel for her, which she went to from the parking lot,” she said.
“Her rider request was that we buy alcohol and snacks and we spent R6 000 on this. We ended up giving it to people who attended the event.”
Caroline said Kelly arrived four hours late.
“I asked her manager if she could perform at our next event to make up for it but he told me Kelly wouldn’t because she spent money to travel to Bloemfontein,” she said.
“He didn’t say why Kelly decided not to perform. That means they are refusing to pay back the money.”
Caroline said if Kelly didn’t pay, she would contact her legal team for advice. She said her organization was an NGO and uplifted women.
“I am disappointed,” she said.
Caroline showed the SunTeam proof she had paid Kelly R10 000 on 4 August and R20 000 on 28 August.
Kelly had not responded to questions emailed to her at the time of going to print. Kelly also did not respond to calls. Daily Sun also contacted her PR team, who said questions were emailed to the star, but both and her team had not responded at the time of going to print.