South African house deejay Mkhululi Siqula, popularly known as Heavy K, is wanted by Botswana police.
The Lobatse high court in Botswana issued a warrant of arrest for Heavy K on Friday. According to the court papers, Heavy K aka Drum Boss was taken to court by Bakgopeng Science PTY/ Moronisi Entertainment for a R87,000 he owes them.
The warrant was issued by the same court after the DJ failed to show up in court. Senior assistant registrar at the court Jacqueline Botha ordered that Heavy K’s matter be heard as an urgent application. The court further gave the Eastern Cape-born artist until August 15 to state why the order should not be made final.
The court papers read: “The respondent (Heavy K) be arrested suspectus de fuga (arrest of someone who is suspected of imminent flight to evade his or her debts) in order to allow the applicant time to pursue action against them. The order contained in paragraph 2 above shall operate as an interim order pending the return date.”
The warrant of arrest reads: “We command that you take Mkhululi Siqula, if he is found in this country, and safely keep him so that you have him before the above named high court at Lobatse on the 15th of August … then and there to answer Bakgopeng Scientific PTY, the applicant where therefore he hath not received money in the amount of R87,000 which he is owing and due.”
Heavy K’s booking manager, only known as Amu, told Sowetan the music producer could not give comment on the allegations as he was currently travelling back to SA from Botswana.