Gospel musician King James Phiri has been sued for allegedly pocketing money for a show he did not perform.
Civil case number 248 of 2015 filed in Ntcheu Magistrate Court reads that upcoming musician Odala Zamapemba has sued Phiri for failure to perform as a supporting artist at a show.
The complainant is demanding K113, 900 damages, including court fees, reports Zodiak .
According to the case file, Phiri received K28, 000 upfront of an agreed payment of K35, 000 for him to perform along Zamapemba at Zambezi Evangelical Church on 28 June, 2015 but he did not show up.
Zamapemba claims the show failed to take place because the main supporting artist did not show up and allegedly never gave any excuse.
In the lawsuit Zamapemba wants Phiri to pay him damages amounting to K99, 500 which, plus court fees, amounts to K113, 900.
Phiri confirmed the lawsuit in an interview with Zodiak , saying he will settle the matter by Tuesday, July 7.
He indicated that will negotiate only to repay the amount he pocketed on grounds that the show could have proceeded in his absence because he was just a supporting artist.
The court has set July 16, 2015 as the deadline for Phiri to respond as to whether he will defend himself in court or pay the damages.