Joe Thomas saga reaches High Court

No retreat: Mariri (left) conferring with his lawyer at the Lobatse High Court yesterday. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
No retreat: Mariri (left) conferring with his lawyer at the Lobatse High Court yesterday. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The tussle between event organiser and music promoter, Kgosietsile Mariri and Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) over a Joe Thomas show in 2012, reached the High Court yesterday, with the promoter seeking P800,000 for alleged breach of confidentiality.

Mariri, who in 2012 had intended to bring the American Rhythm and Blues crooner, says the company used his idea to bring the artist to the country, unfairly.

In early 2013, Mariri lost to KBL after approaching the court seeking an urgent court order to restrain KBL from proceeding with the concert. Giving evidence through his attorney, Merapelo Mariri, yesterday before Justice Godfrey Ntlhomiwa, Mariri said KBL took his idea and implemented it without his knowledge.

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