Zodwa Wabantu has ruffled some feathers in the Kingdom of eSwatini, where she is set to perform at the Baceth Music Festival in August.
After the line-up reveal of the event, which features gqom and gospel musos, organizers Baceth Hardware fielded a number of queries the inclusion of the Durban-based entertainer, who is famous for her revealing wardrobe and dancing without underwear.
In an interview with the Times of Swaziland, Wabantu is said to have told the publication that because she has been booked for the event, she will be there, regardless of the misgivings of men of the cloth.
She allegedly added that the promoters of the show would need to be asked why they booked her alongside gospel artists, and not her. She then proceeded to tell the publication “everyone has their own demons”.
The pastors have reacted strongly to Wabantu’s statement, prompting the people behind the festival to issue a public apology and retraction of her statements.