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Davin Phillips allegedly serves Bonang Matheba with a letter of demand. Images via Twitter @davinphillips @bonang.

Retract and apologise: Davin Phillips sends letter of demand to Bonang

CSA owner Davin Phillips allegedly served Bonang Matheba with a letter of demand after her storm of tweets on 19 May.

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Davin Phillips allegedly serves Bonang Matheba with a letter of demand. Images via Twitter @davinphillips @bonang.

South African media personality Bonang Matheba is being asked to retract her “defamatory” statements about former manager Davin Phillips and apologise after her storm of tweets on 19 May. 

DAVIN PHILLIPS REPORTEDLY ASKS BONANG TO RETRACT AND APOLOGISE

Sunday World reports that the tussle between Bonang Matheba and the owner of her former management company, Celebrity Services Global (CSA) – Davin Phillips appears to be heading to court. 

Phillips’ lawyer, Werkmans Attorneys, have reportedly sent Bonang a letter of demand. The letter instructs the media personality to retract and unconditionally apologise to Phillips. This comes after Bonang accused Phillips of trying to steal her company.

“….and now, you’re trying to steal my company but seem to be failing…A heist gone wrong! You’re audacious. @DavinPhillips ❤️😎🥂,” she tweeted.

Phillip’s lawyer demanded Bonang make an undertaking by 14:00 on Friday 20 May and refrain from making further slanderous remarks.

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DELETED AND REPUBLISHED?

Phillips’ lawyers mentioned that Bonang took to Twitter on Thursday (19 May) to tell her 5.2 million followers that she could not wait to tell the public about him. She went on to call him a “monster.”

“Can’t wait to tell you guys about this monster @DavinPhillips. On Your Neck@DavinPhillips,” she tweeted.

The publication further reports that the post was deleted by an unknown party but Bonang later republished it.

“The first statement was deleted. Our client is unsure whether you deleted the first statement or whether it was deleted by Twitter,” reads the letter according to the publication.

The lawyers claimed that Bonang’s statement was wrongful and defamatory. They went on to say that she made these remarks with the intention to defame him and injure his reputation.

“Your conduct as aforesaid is unlawful. In the circumstances, we are instructed to demand, that you provide a written undertaking to be received by our office by no later than 2pm on Friday 20 May 2022, that you will immediately desist from publishing further defamatory and threatening statements of and concerning our client. In addition to the aforesaid, we are instructed to demand as we hereby do that you immediately publish on Twitter an unconditional and unequivocal apology in regard to the statements that you have published of and concerning our client,” said the lawyers.

The war between Bonang and Phillips began when she left CSA. She accused him of trying to steal House of BNG from her and making $52 000 (R823 000) from iHeart Radio where she worked.

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